The Question of Palestine

by An Interview with Bashir Abu-Manneh

* She was the founder in 1973 of the Citizens' Rights Movement, which merged with Mapam and Shinui to form Meretz in the early 1990s.

  1. For the most recent account of the PA, see Nigel Parsons, The Politics of the Palestinian Authority: From Oslo to al-Aqsa, London: Routledge, 2005.
  2. See the Association of Forty website.
  3. Sever Plocker, "Arabs are poorer," September 5, 2007.
  4. The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After (New York: Vintage, 2000), p. 345.
  5. For an account of how half-heartedly the Arab states supported the Palestinians in 1948, see The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, ed. Eugene L. Rogan and Avi Shlaim (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
  6. For a summary of Munif's views, see Iskandar Habash, "Unpublished Munif Interview: Crisis in the Arab World - Oil, Political Islam, and Dictatorship," 2003.
  7. Hany al-Hassan, "Fatah Between Theory and Practice," Shuun Falastiniya [or, Palestinian Affairs], 7(March 1972) (in Arabic), p. 20.
  8. "The Current State of the Palestinian Resistance," Shuun Falastiniya, 2 (May 1971), pp. 57-74, 62.
  9. For a fuller discussion of this document see my "Occupied Palestine: Prisoners, Colonial Elites, and Fundamentalists," ZNet, June 11, 2006.
  10. Interview with Tom Segev in Haaretz, August 24, 1990, quoted in Reuven Kaminer, The Politics of Protest: The Israeli Peace Movement and the Palestinian Intifada (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 1996). Kaminer's is the best book on the Israeli protest movement.
  11. For a representative sample, see here. For a more recent analysis, see Moshe Machover's important lecture, "Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution" (November 30, 2006).
  12. See here.
  13. See Amira Hass, "Disrupting the Separation Policy," Haaretz, September 25, 2007.
  14. For my analysis of the Hamas seizure of power in Gaza, see "Symptoms of Decay in Occupied Palestine," ZNet, July 16, 2007.
  15. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said he would remove 24 unmanned barriers on the West Bank (though Israel's military and intelligence agency are opposed), but, as the UN noted, in the most recent month alone 40 new checkpoints were established. UN, Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Report No. 47, Implementation of the Agreement on Movement and Access, (22 August - 4 September 2007).