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Refusing to be Enemies : Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation

""Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation"" presents the voices of over 100 practitioners and theorists of nonviolence, the vast majority either Palestinian or Israeli, as they reflect on their own involvement in nonviolent resistance and speak about the nonviolent strategies and tactics employed by Palestinian and Israeli organizations, both separately and in joint initiatives. From examples of effective nonviolent campaigns to consideration of obstacles encountered by nonviolent organizations and the special challenges of joint struggle
eBook, English, 2011
Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd, New York, 2011
1 online resource (553 pages)
9780863725296, 0863725295
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; About the Contributors; Introduction; Part I Nonviolent Action
From Personal Choice to Political Strategy; 1 Why Nonviolence? Why Anti-Occupation Activism? Personal Responses; Why Nonviolence?; Why Anti-Occupation Activism?; Conclusion; 2 Nonviolence in the Struggle Against the Occupation; Precursors to Current Nonviolent Activism; Recent Thinking about Nonviolence; Conclusion; Part II Strategies and Applications of Nonviolent Action; 3 Nonviolent Strategies of Palestinian and Israeli Organizations. The Choice of Nonviolence as an Organizational StrategyNonviolent Activism within the Wider Struggle; Palestinian Organizations; Israeli Organizations; Conclusion; 4 Joint Struggle and the Issues of Normalization and Power; Joint Organizations; Attitudes towards Joint Work; The Normalization Debate; Dynamics of Power between Palestinian and Israeli Activists; Conclusion; 5 Three Nonviolent Campaigns: A Closer Look; Introduction: From Solidarity to Joint Struggle; The Beit Sahour Tax Strike; The Wall as a Focus for Joint Activism; Resisting Together in Bil'in; Conclusion. Part III Looking Forward6 Towards a More Effective Nonviolent Movement; Combating Marginalization of the Nonviolent Movement; External Impediments to Effective Nonviolent Organizing; Internal Factors Limiting the Effectiveness of the Nonviolent Movement; Overcoming Impediments-Working Towards Solutions; Conclusion; 7 Learning from the Past, Building for the Future; Successful Nonviolent Strategies: What Has Worked and Why?; Military Refusal: In a Class by Itself; Discussing Important Trends in Palestinian Nonviolence; Conclusion; 8 Thinking about the Future of Palestinian Nonviolent Struggle. Future Prospects for Nonviolent Struggle against the OccupationIdeas and Hopes for the Future of the Palestinian Nonviolent Movement; Conclusion; 9 Looking Ahead; A Fundamental Change of Focus; Visions of a Shared Future; Conclusion; Part IV Analysis; 10 Palestinian Nonviolence: A Historical Perspective; Nonviolence in Historical Context; Palestinian and Joint Nonviolence since the Year 2000; 11 Towards a Strategic Nonviolence; Tactical vs. Philosophical Nonviolence; Six Elements of Effective Organizing and Struggle; A Final Word; 12 Palestinian Nonviolence: A Pacifist Palestinian Perspective. Nonviolence by Any Other Name ... Sumud and Belief in "International Legitimacy"; Armed Struggle Never Widespread, Despite Pervasive Rhetoric; The Value of Nonviolence Increasingly Recognized; Conclusion; 13 TheUnique Challenges of Palestinian Nonviolence; Withdrawing Consent to be Controlled; How Nonviolent Direct Action Works; Examples of Successful Nonviolent Direct Action; The Challenges Facing the Palestinian Nonviolence Movement; 14 Conclusions; 15 Epilogue; 16 Afterword to the Paperback Edition; Works Cited; Useful Websites; Index