[Marxism] Verso texts on Israel-Palestine

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Fri Jan 9 09:51:23 MST 2009


In these times of renewed aggression in the Middle East, it is important that voices from the Left are heard, and radical solutions offered.

Verso provides a list of books which present an alternative view of the Israel-Palestine conflict and related issues. 




EXPLAINING THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT

FROM VERSO


RECENTLY PUBLISHED

PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS
>From Zionism to Israel
ARNO MAYER
Eminent historian returns with an authoritative history of Zionism and Israel.
"In Plowshares into Swords, Arno Mayer gives a sweeping and often illuminating overview of the story of Zionism." New Statesman
2008 - 432 pages - Hbk
£19.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 235 6

THE RETURNS OF ZIONISM
Myths, Politics and Scholarship
GABRIEL PITERBERG
Leading Israeli scholar with a major re-evaluation of Zionist ideology and literature.
"Very well-informed, and even fascinating." New Statesman
2008 - 298 pages - Pbk
£14.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 260 8

A TIME TO SPEAK OUT
Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity
EDITED BY ANNE KARPF, BRIAN KLUG, JACQUELINE ROSE, BARBARA ROSENBAUM 
Jewish voices challenge the crude polarities of the Israel/Palestine debate.
"Varied in content, highly personal, fascinating and controversial...these essays deserve to be read carefully and debated courteously." Jewish Chronicle
2008 - 224 pages - Pbk
£9.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 229 5

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS
A Tribute to Edward Said
EDITED BY MUGE SOKMEN AND BASAK ERTUR 
Brings together some of the figures most closely associated with Said's seminal scholarship to examine his political and intellectual legacy.
"The contributors display a critical acuity free of adulation, as Said would have appreciated." Morning Star
2008 - 204 pages - Pbk
£16.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 246 2

BEYOND CHUTZPAH
On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
UPDATED EDITION WITH A NEW PREFACE
NORMAN FINKELSTEIN
In Beyond Chutzpah, Norman Finkelstein moves from an iconoclastic interrogation of the new anti-Semitism to a meticulously researched exposé of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
"His research is painstaking, his evidence persuasive and his conclusions devastating." London Review of Books
2008 - 472 pages - Pbk
£9.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 149 6

IF I AM NOT FOR MYSELF
Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
MIKE MARQUSEE
An eloquent and deeply-felt memoir exploring the author's relationship with his Jewish identity.
"[A] manifesto for a whole generation of Jewish radical activists who refuse to be deterred by the threat of being labelled, and libelled, as self-haters." Guardian
2008 - 307 pages - Hbk
£16.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 214 1

THE LIBERAL DEFENCE OF MURDER
RICHARD SEYMOUR
Searching examination of the influence of the "pro-war Left" on US foreign policy.
"Delves into areas that are usually politely ignored, carefully uncovering liberalism and reformism's own shameful record of collaboration with mass murder." New Statesman
2008 - 358 pages - Hbk
£14.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 240 0

HOLLOW LAND
Israel's Architecture of Occupation
EYAL WEIZMAN
Groundbreaking exposé of Israel's terrifying reconceptualization of geopolitics in the Occupied Territories and beyond.
"Weizman has achieved a rare amalgam of politics, aesthetics, sociology, history and theory." Financial Times
2007 - 324 pages - Hbk
£19.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 125 0


BESTSELLERS

IMAGE AND REALITY OF THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT
2ND EDITION
NORMAN FINKELSTEIN
"The most revealing study of the background of the conflict." Noam Chomsky
"Both an impressive analysis of Zionist ideology and a searing but scholarly indictment of Israel's treatment of the Arabs since 1948." London Review of Books
2003 - 327 pages - Pbk
£15 - ISBN-13: 978 1 85984 442 7

THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY
Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering 
2ND EDITION
NORMAN FINKELSTEIN
Norman Finkelstein's iconoclastic study indicts with both vigour and honesty those who exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust for their own political and financial gain.
"The most explosive book of the year." Guardian
2002 - 286 pages - Pbk
£8.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 86984 488 5

IN SEARCH OF FATIMA
A Palestinian Story
GHADA KARMI
A frank and intimate memoir by diaspora Palestinian Ghada Karmi, detailing her experiences of displacement, nostalgia and loss.
"Ghada Karmi's stunning memoir is remarkable...[she] has a wonderfully subtle way of showing how in thousands of different ways the political and the personal intermesh.  All this she does with a skill and insight that could be a novelist's envy." Edward Said
2004 - 451 pages - Hbk
£10 - ISBN-13: 978 1 85984 561 5

THE ROADMAP TO NOWHERE
Israel/Palestine since 2003
TANYA REINHART
An urgent and searing exposé of the 'peace process' by a prominent Israeli thinker.
"Reinhart pulls no punches in her criticism of Israel's 'suicidal war' over land." Tribune
2006 - 160 pages - Pbk
£8.99 - ISBN-10: 1 84467 076 7 

OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST

VOICE OF HEZBOLLAH
The Statements of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
EDITED BY NICHOLAS NOE
Introduction by NICHOLAS BLANFORD
The first English translation of the statements of the leader of Lebanon's "Party of God," in a comprehensive edition.
2007 - 420 pages - Pbk
£12.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 153 3

DREAMS OF A NATION
On Palestinian Cinema
EDITED BY HAMID DABASHI
A lively celebration of the genius and power of Palestinian cinema.
"Dabashi has produced a valuable archive on Palestinian cinema, unlike any other." Screen
2006 - 224 pages - Pbk
£14.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 088 8

BEING ARAB
SAMIR KASSIR
Introduction by ROBERT FISK
A clarion call from the vocal critic of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, urging Arabs to embrace their own history, to reject Western double standards and Islamism alike, and to take the future of the region in to their own hands.
"This is an unusual book of such fluent and searing honesty that I almost wanted Samir Kassir to be kinder to himself.  I salute his memory." John Pilger
2006 - 96 pages - Hbk
£10.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 099 4

THE LAST RESISTANCE
JACQUELINE ROSE
A bravura exploration of politics and writing in dark times.
"An original, innovative survey of some of the deeper dynamics at play within Zionism ... a timely commentary as Israel seems poised once again to lash out militarily as a means of resolving its difficulties." Tribune
2007 - 237 pages - Hbk
£16.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 124 3


FORTHCOMING

THE MYTHS OF LIBERAL ZIONISM
YITZHAK LAOR
One of Israel's most independent writers demystifies the 'peace camp' liberals.
February 2009 - 128 pages - Hbk
£12.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 314 8

A CHILD IN PALESTINE
The Cartoons of Naji Al-Ali
NAJI AL-ALI
Introduction by JOE SACCO
First collection by leading Palestinian political cartoonist, introduced by the author of Palestine.
May 2009 - 120 pages - Pbk
£9.99 - ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 365 0

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