Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom PDF
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Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom PDF

Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom PDF

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Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom PDF

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  • ASIN: B07D9G9YB2
  • Author: Norman Finkelstein
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (January 9, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 440 / 438
  • ISBN-10: 0520968387
  • ISBN-13: 9780520968387
  • File Size: 14,462 KB

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The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade.

What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.

Based on scores of human rights reports, Norman G. Finkelstein's new book presents a meticulously researched inquest into Gaza’s martyrdom. He shows that although Israel has justified its assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact, these actions constituted flagrant violations of international law.

But Finkelstein also documents that the guardians of international law—from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to the UN Human Rights Council—ultimately failed Gaza. One of his most disturbing conclusions is that, after Judge Richard Goldstone's humiliating retraction of his UN report, human rights organizations succumbed to the Israeli juggernaut.

Finkelstein’s magnum opus is both a monument to Gaza’s martyrs and an act of resistance against the forgetfulness of history.

Top Reviews from the United States

Charlie Little: This is the first book I’ve attempted to read about the Israel-Palestine conflict. I heard of Norman Finkelstein after reading some books by Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky. I’ve finished three chapters, and so far I am impressed. Finkelstein is painstaking in detail yet still human with the occasional sarcasm or exasperation. I watched his recent interviews on The Real News Network, and on Democracy Now!, and I hope his book is able to have a broader impact immediately than having to wait a hundred years the way A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson did.

Thank you, Professor Finkelstein. There’s at least one other person here in Utah I know who has ordered the book. After we finish reading, we look forward to discussing it and sharing your findings with our Mormon friends and neighbors who, for the most part, know nothing about what is going on in what they call “The Holy Land.”

Barbara: I recently listened to BBC Hardtalk interviewing Naftali Bennett (Nov 2018) of the far-right Jewish Home party. As an American expat living in Geneva, Switzerland with many more news and documentary resources than the average American, I know that much of what he says are lies, exaggerations, twisted reasoning, and propaganda, dangerous for his country and mine.

What I think doesn’t carry weight but fortunately, Norman Finkelstein has put his academic and moral strength into this book to rebut all the lies that float around, took on the wings of hasbara, about Gaza and especially the events of 2008 to the present: Cast Lead, the Goldstone Report, … Protective Edge.

He meticulously documents and backs up what happened, and how it was treated in the press, the investigations, the reports, etc. Even if M Bennett will never read it or agree with it, it is important for the present and for the future to have this accurate and authoritative description of what Gaza has been through. Plus, the book is very readable with judicious separation of footnotes and text.

2 Reviews:

  1. Norman is a joy to read. HIs scholarship and integrity has been proven over and over again. The truth about the criminal occupation and the take over of Palestinian lands with brute military force is not to be found in our fake corporate media. NK is one of the few precious voices who dares to challenge the pro-Israeli propaganda that floods the American media. The Palestinian people are non-entities in all congressional debates. I feel blessed than Norman is not in the pockets of the Israeli lobby, as is the vast majority of all politicians in Washington. The massive destruction and killings of children and women in Gaze shames all of humanity. Norman is does his best to inform readers about the facts. Hopefully, the clarity of his writing can inform readers who can help spread the word and speak out, as he does, against the ongoing martyrdom in Gaza.


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