Drinking the Sea at Gaza

In this book Hass enters the zones of ordinary Palestinian life and gives voice to Gaza's doctors, teachers and housewives, its taxi-drivers, union activists and Islamic leaders, watching Arafat's growing police force revealing petty ...

Author: Amira Hass


ISBN: STANFORD:36105024890597

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 379

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In this book Hass enters the zones of ordinary Palestinian life and gives voice to Gaza's doctors, teachers and housewives, its taxi-drivers, union activists and Islamic leaders, watching Arafat's growing police force revealing petty cruelties.

Drinking the Sea at Gaza

“And whoever doesn't like it,” he told his listeners, who were clearly enjoying his tough language, “can go drink the sea at Gaza.” I needed an explanation and was told that this was a variation of the popular expression “Go ...

Author: Amira Hass

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781466884533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local idiom, "Go to Gaza" is another way to say "Go to hell." Now, in a work of calm power and painful clarity, Hass reflects on what she has seen in Gaza's gutted streets and destitute refugee camps. Drinking the Sea at Gaza maps the zones of ordinary Palestinian life. From her friends, Hass learns the secrets of slipping across sealed borders and stealing through night streets emptied by curfews. She shares Gaza's early euphoria over the peace process and its subsequent despair as hope gives way to unrelenting hardship. But even as Hass charts the griefs and humiliations of the Palestinians, she offers a remarkable portrait of a people not brutalized but eloquent, spiritually resilient, bleakly funny, and morally courageous. Full of testimonies and stories, facts and impressions, Drinking the Sea at Gaza makes an urgent claim on our humanity. Beautiful, haunting, and profound, it will stand with the great works of wartime reportage, from Michael Herr's Dispatches to Rian Malan's My Traitor's Heart.

Palestinian Refugees

Hass , Drinking the Sea at Gaza , p . 329 . 36. David Schenker , Palestinian Democracy and Governance : An Appraisal of the Legislative Council , Policy Paper no . 51 ( Washington , DC : Washington Institute for the Near East , 2000 ) ...

Author: Robert Bowker

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588262022

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Encompassing history, politics, and political culture, Bowker grapples with fundamental issues of Palestinian identity in the context of the peace process.

State of Failure

“FM Peres Reaction to Afula Attack,” Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, April 6, 1994, www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Archive/Speeches/FM%20PERES%20REACTION %20TO%20AFULA%20ATTACK%20-%2006-Apr-94. Amira Hass, Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and ...

Author: Jonathan Schanzer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137365644

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The biggest obstacle to Palestinian statehood may not be Israel In September 2011, president Mahmoud Abbas stood before the United Nations General Assembly and dramatically announced his intention to achieve recognition of Palestinian statehood. The United States roundly opposed the move then, but two years later, Washington revived dreams for Palestinian statehood through bilateral diplomacy with Israel. But are the Palestinians prepared for the next step? In State of Failure, Middle East expert Jonathan Schanzer argues that the reasons behind Palestine's inertia are far more complex than we realize. Despite broad international support, Palestinian independence is stalling because of internal mismanagement, not necessarily because of Israeli intransigence. Drawing on exclusive sources, the author shows how the PLO under Yasser Arafat was ill prepared for the task of statebuilding. Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas, used President George W. Bush's support to catapult himself into the presidency. But the aging leader, now four years past the end of his elected term, has not only failed to implement much needed reforms but huge sums of international aid continue to be squandered, and the Palestinian people stand to lose everything as a result. Supporters of Palestine and Israel alike will find Schanzer's narrative compelling at this critical juncture in Middle Eastern politics.

The Spirit of Peace

drink. the. sea. at. Gaza! This violent expression means “Go to Hell!” according to the Israeli journalist Amira Hass, ... people Drinking the Sea in Gaza;26 the expression is attributed to Yitzak Rabin, a former Israeli Prime Minister.

Author: Mary Grey

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 9781908381200

Category: Political Science

Page: 156

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This book examines, in the midst of increasing violence in the Middle East, how the Holy Spirit is leading people of all religions into a new future and how God's outpouring Spirit must be considered to be the power of resistance to evil.

Water Cultural Diversity and Global Environmental Change

Gaza took in hundreds of thousands of refugees from the 1948 and 1967 wars, following which the area was fenced in, ... spent a year living in Gaza and wrote a book entitled, Drinking the Sea in Gaza: Life in a Land under Siege.

Author: Barbara Rose Johnston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400717749

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Co-published with UNESCO A product of the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the synergism and analytical potential in utilizing a coupled biological and social systems analysis, as the functioning viability of nature is both sustained and threatened by humans.

Trials of the Diaspora

Amira Hass, Drinking the Sea at Gaza (London, 1999), pp. 301, 305. Fred Halliday, Nation and Religion in the Middle East (London, 2000), p. 23; Richard Ben Cramer, How Israel Lost (New York, 2004), pp. 116—28.

Author: Anthony Julius

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199297054

Category: History

Page: 811

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A ground-breaking book that offers the first ever comprehensive history of anti-Semitism in England. Julius identifies four distinct versions of English anti-semitism. Firstly, the medieval prejudice of characterized by defamation, expropriation, murder and ultimately expulsion in 1290. Secondly, the literary account of Jews continuously present in the discourse of English literature from medieval times to the present. Thirdly, modern anti-Semitism, a quotidiananti-Semitism of insult and partial exclusion, experienced by Jews from their "readmission" to England in the mid-17th century through to the late 20th century. And finally, contemporary anti-Semitism, a new configuration of anti-Zionisms, emerging in the late 1960s and the 1970s, which treatsZionism and the State of Israel as illegitimate Jewish enterprises.

Palestine a Jewish Question

She lived in Gaza from 1993 to 1997 and she received UNESCO's World Prize for Freedom of the Press in 2003 for her book Drinking the Sea at Gaza.53 It was in the summer of 2007 that Hamas consolidated its power in Gaza.

Author: Richard Wagman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527522244

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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This volume is more about Jewish people than it is about Palestine, and it is, in turn, more about Palestine than it is about Israel, the latter only being mentioned in a secondary way. As such, this book isn’t addressed exclusively to readers of a single religious or cultural community. It’s addressed first and foremost to those who want to know more about the reasons behind the Israel-Palestine conflict and how to solve it. Although the violence with which the word “Palestine” is often associated remains a mystery for many people, it can be rationally explained. The book’s introduction reserves a few surprises and its conclusion offers readers contemporary perspectives in light of historical experience. This study starts out with a historical chronology of the Jewish-Arab conflict in Palestine, before examining political and ethical debates which accompanied the development of Palestinian nationalism and of Jewish nationalism (Zionism). These themes are taken up around specific centres of interest, without neglecting the portraits of certain key players in the Jewish community who have contributed to raising the debate on Palestine. The book doesn’t start nor end in the Middle East. It’s a world tour of Jewish communities and what they think of the Palestinian question, going back over a century and up to the present day.

Palestine Inside Out An Everyday Occupation

Meron Benvenisti quotation regarding Gaza as a holding pen: from Meron Ben- venisti, “Founding a Binational State” ... Drinking the Sea at Gaza (New York: Owl Books, 1999); Sara Roy, Failing Peace: Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Author: Saree Makdisi

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069969

Category: History

Page: 384

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“A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. Tutu Tending one’s fields, visiting a relative, going to the hospital: for ordinary Palestinians, such activities require negotiating permits and passes, curfews and closures, “sterile roads” and “seam zones”—bureaucratic hurdles ultimately as deadly as outright military incursion. In Palestine Inside Out, Saree Makdisi draws on eye-opening statistics, academic histories, UN reports, and contemporary journalism to reveal how the “peace process” institutionalized Palestinians’ loss of control over their inner and outer lives—and argues powerfully and convincingly for a one-state solution.