June 07, 2009

Ben White for beginners

Always useful these beginners' books. Ben White has written Israeli apartheid: a beginner's guide and it's being launched (kind of) with a lecture by the man himself, hosted by the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, at the UK's Houses of Parliament, which is a bit of a coup.

Here's the book:

And here's a blurb from Facebook:
Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide distills the work of academics and experts into a highly readable introduction. This is the book to read if you want to understand the root of the conflict and how apartheid applies to the situation in Palestine. Ben White begins by succinctly explaining the origins of Zionist theory and colonization and details what happened in 1948 during the creation of Israel, as Palestinians were killed, driven from their homes and deprived of their land and livelihoods. White goes on to examine current examples of Israeli apartheid. Packed with information, quotations and resources, the book is rooted in the author's extensive on-the-ground experience in the region. It also includes short testimonies by Palestinians who describe how Israeli apartheid affects their daily lives. Indispensable for the Palestinian solidarity movement, Israeli Apartheid aims to inform and mobilize, and is a vital resource for anyone who wants to help work towards peace.
And here are the details of the event:
Grimond Room
Portcullis House
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 0AA
Date: Wed 17th Jun, 2009
Time: 6.30pm
Nearest Tube: Westminster
There you go. I might see you there.


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