To mark Israeli Apartheid week which runs from the 25th of February to the 10th of March in Europe, Pluto are offering 25% discount and free UK P&P on selected Pluto titles related to Israel/Palestine. These are some of our top titles, covering the range of history, political theory and journalism on the area.
IAW is a worldwide week of events, lectures and workshops that aims to bring attention to Israel as an apartheid state and to highlight the valuable work being done by the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS). For more information please visit http://apartheidweek.org/
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Also released in March and included in the promotion is Generation Palestine: Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement which charts the past and future of the BDS movement, with contributions from leading authors and activists such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ilan Pappe, Ramzy Baroud, Iain Banks, Omar Barghouti and many more.
Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement Edited by Rich Wiles. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu Brings together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
“As history shows us, when governments and international bodies cannot be relied upon to defend humanity, it is the role of us, the people, to lead the struggle for justice. Generation Palestine is essential reading for all who believe in changing this world for the better. Never again should we ask ‘What can we do?’ Rich Wiles’ excellent book, and the BDS movement, provide us with the answers.” – Stephane Hessel is a diplomat, writer, concentration camp survivor, former French resistance fighter, and editor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. ‘Foreign Policy’ magazine included Hessel in its ‘List of Top Global Thinkers’ (2011).
“The BDS movement is the most enlightened, imaginative, moral, fearless and dynamic blow for freedom I have known for many years. I believe it will be a vital factor in the liberation of Palestine. The inspiring voices in this book will help achieve that goal.” – John Pilger
A Beginner’s Guide
Indispensable introduction to the Israel/Palestine conflict, examining the current structures of Israeli domination.
“A very strong and clear voice that does not shun from exposing in full, and in a most accessible manner, the essence of Zionism and Israeli policies in Palestine. In a world confused by competing narratives, disinformation and fabrication, this book is an excellent guide for understanding the magnitude of the crimes committed against the Palestinians and the nature of their present suffering and oppression.” – Professor Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, Israeli historian and author of ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’ (2007)
“This book deals rationally and cogently with a topic that almost always generates considerable heat even just with book titles. The reader may not agree with everything that White asserts but it is a highly commendable effort to throw light on a fraught subject.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950
Ariella Azoulay. Translated by Charles S Kamen
Beautifully presented photobook, featuring 200 rarely seen photographs from the Palestinian Nakba (1947-50). Includes original text from the author.
“From Palestine to Israel will confirm Azoulay’s status as one of the politically boldest theorists at work in the field of visual studies today.” – Jacqueline Rose
“Ariella Azoulay’s scholarship is a rare achievement. Truly interdisciplinary, she marshals material from photography, history and political theory to offer an incisive political critique of the discourses through which we understand Israel-Palestine. The result is the most original conceptualisation of photography, history and politics and their connections that we have seen for a very long time.” – David Campbell, Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies
Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy
Ben White. Foreword by Haneen Zoabi
Argues that Israel’s insistence on declaring itself a Jewish state leads to discrimination, segregation and a guarantee of continued conflict.
“This book debunks convincingly and forcefully the myth of Israel being ‘the only democracy’ in the Middle East. As this book shows, the treatment of the Palestinians in Israel is the ultimate proof that the Jewish State is anything but democratic.” – Professor Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter and author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and Out of the Frame
“Essential reading to understand why there can never be peace unless Palestinian citizens of Israel are granted full equality, something they are systematically denied by Israel’s aggressive, and increasingly unrestrained Zionist ethnocracy.” – Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of Electronic Intifada, author of One Country
A Beginner’s Guide
Acclaimed introduction to the Palestinian Islamist organisation in a simple Q&A format, fully revised and updated.
“This short, timely introduction provides a history of the movement, a rundown of key policies and sketches of key figures.” – Guardian
“This book could not be timelier. Drawing on his deep understanding of politics and religion in Palestine, Hroub expertly answers every important question about Hamas.” – James Piscatori, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
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