Today is the 65th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre, a decisive event that marks the symbolic beginning of the Nakba and the history of Palestine and Israel. Over 100 Palestinian men women and children were killed when Zionist paramilitary carried out a surprise attack on the small town, killing at random and parading prisoners around town before execution by firing range. The deaths have long been seen as one of the catalysts for the Arab intervention in the conflict and the event which prompted mass exodus from the towns and villages throughout Palestine. Read more about the remembrance day on Counterpunch. The struggle for a free and independent Palestine continues.
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
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
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.
“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
“Reading this book, talking about it and acting upon its ideas is a further political act against an injustice that has lasted a lifetime. “ – John Berger