Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel

Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel
Author: David Landy
Subjects: Politics, International Relations
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2011
Paperback, 256 pages
At last, we have an authoritative and incisive analysis that has to be an essential item of any reading list on Palestine and Israel in the future.'
Ilan Pappe, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies

'David Landy's intriguing book strives to de-colonize Jewish thinking itself, transcending the deeply troubling Judeo-centric approaches to Palestine that often entrap it.'
Omar Barghouti, human rights activist, author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS): The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights



Diaspora Jews are increasingly likely to criticise Israel and support Palestinian rights. In the USA, Europe and elsewhere, Jewish organisations have sprung up to oppose Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, facing harsh criticism from fellow Jews for their actions.Why and how has this movement come about? What does it mean for Palestinians and for diaspora Jews?

Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights is a groundbreaking study of this vital and growing worldwide social movement, examining in depth how it challenges traditional diasporic Jewish representations of itself. It looks at why people join this movement and how they relate to the Palestinians and their struggle, asking searching questions about transnational solidarity movements.

This book makes an important contribution to Israel/Palestine and Jewish studies and responds to urgent questions in social movement theory.



David Landy is currently based at Lancaster University, where he teaches contemporary social and cultural theory, and race and migration.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781848139268 – Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Di
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  • RM30.00

Tags: David Landy, Diaspora, Human Rights, Israel, Jewish Studies, Jews, Judaism, Middle East, Palestine