The launch of Michael Bröning’s The Politics of Change in Palestine: State-Building and Non-Violent Resistance, took place on Thursday 9th June, in the Bookshop at the American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem.
The book’s launch was celebrated with a packed out Pasha Room at the American Colony -there were over one hundred attendees-, during which a discussion was held between Bröning and Amira Hass, an Israeli journalist with Ha’aretz newspaper and author of several books including Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege. The discussion was chaired by Dr. Mahdi Abdelhadi, Head and founder (1987) of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA).
At the end of a well-received event, books were signed, photos taken and hands shaken. For a complete set of photos from the evening, see this Flickr collection. Dr. Bröning will be presenting his book at Almdalen in Sweden next week.
State-Building and Non-Violent Resistance
Highlights the political activity in Palestine that is building towards a coherent national movement to challenge Israel in the occupied territories.
“Bröning’s lucid text on Palestinian affairs within the context of the continuing Israeli occupation is timely and immensely needed. This book is a must-read for those who want to comprehend the Israeli/Palestinian elephant in its totality, rather than be misled by a blind grasp of just the trunk, an ear, or the tail.” – Khaled Hroub, University of Cambridge
“Michael Bröning provides a much-needed antidote to mainstream writing. He methodically sketches the arc of the Palestinian national movement in the Occupied Territories as it transforms itself from Fatah’s secular nationalist approach to Hamas’s Islamist nationalism. This is a highly valuable book that no student of Palestinian history or the Arab-Israeli conflict can afford to ignore.” – Joost R. Hiltermann, Deputy Program Director Middle East and North Africa, International Crisis Group, Washington DC