Blaming The Victims / Edition 1

Blaming The Victims / Edition 1

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by Edward W. Said
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859843409

ISBN-13: 9781859843406

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Verso Books

Since the 1948 war which drove them from their heartland, the Palestinian people have consistently been denied the most basic democratic rights. Blaming the Victims shows how the historical fate of the Palestinians has been justified by spurious academic attempts to dismiss their claim to a home within the boundaries of historical Palestine and even to

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Since the 1948 war which drove them from their heartland, the Palestinian people have consistently been denied the most basic democratic rights. Blaming the Victims shows how the historical fate of the Palestinians has been justified by spurious academic attempts to dismiss their claim to a home within the boundaries of historical Palestine and even to deny their very existence.

Beginning with a thorough exposé of the fraudulent assertions of Joan Peters concerning the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine prior to 1948, the book then turns to similar instances in Middle East research where the truth about the Palestinians has been systematically suppressed: from the bogus—though still widely believed—explanations of why so many Palestinians fled their homes in 1948, to today’s distorted propaganda about PLO terrorism. The volume also includes sharp critiques of the wide consensus in the USA which supports Israel and its territorial ambitions while maintaining total silence about the competing reality of the Palestinians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859843406
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
665,875
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1The Peters Affair21
1Conspiracy of Praise23
2Disinformation and the Palestine Question: The Not-So-Strange Case of Joan Peters's From Time Immemorial33
Pt. 2Myths Old and New71
3Broadcasts73
4Truth Whereby Nations Live85
5Middle East Terrorism and the American Ideological System97
6The Essential Terrorist149
Pt. 3The 'Liberal Alternative159
7Michael Walzer's Exodus and Revolution: A Canaanite Reading161
Pt. 4Scholarship Ancient and Modern179
8Palestine: Ancient History and Modern Politics181
9Territorially-Based Nationalism and the Politics of Negation193
10Palestinian Peasant Resistance to Zionism before World War 1207
11A Profile of the Palestinian People235

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Blaming The Victims 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Palestinians have done more for international terrorism than any other people.The Palestinians have rejected offers of states five times. The Palestinians have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity for peace. This is sad and unfortunate both for the Palestinians and for the Jews of Israel. Proclaiming that this people which has received more world sympathy aid , and UN attention than any other has been ignored is both false and ridiculous. The truth is the Palestinians however wrong they have perceived themselves to be have used this as pretext for a kind of unrestrained violence and cruelty which can only be considered evil. The world needs to wake up from the Saids of this world who spin lies which perpetuate Palestinian self - delusion. This work like so many others which pretends to help the Palestinians only enables them , encourages them to persist in their delusions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The previous reader did not write a review. He just exposed a bias that has brought the world pain and horror. He unfortunately proved the rightness of Said's arguments.