Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Nakba: The Struggle to Decolonize Israel

by Eitan Bronstein Aparicio and Eleonore Merza Bronstein - £25.00  Nomad Publishing (2023)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781914325069 | ISBN 10: 1914325060

In 1948 three-quarters of a million Palestinians were expelled from their land and and some 615 villages were destroyed in order to establish the state of Israel. This is known as the Nakba (“catastrophe” in Arabic). It is it is something which was, for a long time, not discussed in Israel. And it took 15 years of political debate to place discussion of this subject at the centre of Israeli acknowledgment of the Palestinian situation. This was, essentially, the front line of a battle against an established colonial narrative which started at the end of the 19th century and which continues to this day.
​This important book explores the experience of Eitan Bronstein, a leading voice for political change in Israel. How did this young Israeli kibbutznik, once a left-wing Zionist, become a radical anti-Zionist? This account draws together a moving personal story with the unrolling of an epic section of history. It highlights how Israelis see the Nakba and explores their responses to Palestinian insistence on the right of return. In essence, it is a window on Israeli society itself. What emerges is the hope that a new generation of Israelis will free themselves from a collective colonial identity and will conceive of a way of cohabiting on this land legitimately, in a way that will be fair for all.

(Price & availability last checked: July 2023)

This website can't tell you if we have this book in the shop or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below. (We can order most books within 7-10 days, subject to availability.)

Featured book: New Books - Politics & Activism, New Books - Think Global,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2024 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page