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Our Vision for Liberation

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Our Vision for Liberation

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Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out

Edited by Ilan Pappe and Ramzy Baroud

Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out aims to challenge several strata of the current Palestine discourse that have led to the present dead end: the American pro-Israel political discourse, the Israeli colonial discourse, the Arab discourse of purported normalization, and the defunct discourse of the Palestinian factions. None promote justice, none have brought resolution; none bode well for any of the parties involved.

Here, an alternative Palestinian view of liberation and decolonization is provided by engaged Palestinian leaders and intellectuals, those who been actively involved in generating an ongoing Palestinian discourse on liberation, taking into account the parameters of their struggle as it now stands.

Drawing on their own remarkable personal experiences and successes -- as archaeologists, artists, authors, community leaders, educators, filmmakers, historians, human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, spiritual leaders, political prisoners, and the like -- they address what now, what next, is to be done, in a manner that reflects not only Palestinian aspirations, but their view of what is possible.

'Liberation' is a term that was dropped from the official Palestinian lexicon simply because it was incompatible with the US-championed political discourse, but it has resurfaced here because without its justice dimensions, there can be no peace. Now that the international community is able to see that Oslo, along with the 'two-state solution' model, has irreversibly failed, the paradigmatic void has opened space for the articulation of new possibilities.

Our Vision for Liberation embraces this opportunity to introduce a new Palestinian discourse, one that is able to address current challenges and obstacles to Palestinian rights and freedom, and provide diverse paths, all leading forward.


"This is a fascinating, great book." -
- ROGER WATERS, founding member, Pink Floyd

"These moving visions of a decolonized, democratic and free Palestine will resonate wherever collective yearnings for freedom have survived. Palestinian intellectuals, activists, and artists are a beacon both for the future of Palestine and the destiny of our globe."

"Read this book and you will be strengthened and inspired. It’s a death knell to the Zionist fantasy and imperialist domination."
-- RONNIE KASSRILS, South African anti-apartheid icon

"There is eloquent, optimistic logic to this outstanding anthology edited by Ilan Pappe and Ramzy Baroud. It is that Palestine will be free..."
-- JOHN PILGER, acclaimed documentary film maker

"It is so important to pay attention to the brave and smart voices of Palestinians, those particularly who are active every day to bring decency and justice into a world getting uglier by the day."
-- VIJAY PRASHAD, Indian historian, and director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

About the Editors

Dr. Ramzy Baroud is a Palestinian-American journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books. His latest is These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons (Clarity Press).  Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) and also at the Afro-Middle East Center (AMEC). He lives in Seattle, WA.

Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter, director of the university's European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. His latest book is Ten Myths About Israel. His books also include The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge. Pappe's research focuses on the modern Middle East and in particular the history of Israel and Palestine.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarity Press (2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English ·
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 462 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949762440


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