Looking Back at the June 1967 War

Looking Back at the June 1967 War

Looking Back at the June 1967 War

Looking Back at the June 1967 War

Synopsis

This collection of essays by Israeli, Palestinian, and American scholars and activists examines the impact of the June 1967 War on Palestinian and Israeli society. Following the war, Israel became an occupying power, ruling more than one million Palestinians in territories it had captured. Using military strength, with the tacit agreement and support of the United States and other Western democracies, Israel exploited and oppressed the Palestinians, brutally suppressing their civil, human, and political rights. This book evaluates the injustices done to the Palestinians and examines the sources and manifestations of these injustices in Israeli and Palestinian society.

Excerpt

The essays gathered in this volume were presented at a conference held at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on June 8-9, 1997. The conference convened Palestinians and Israelis who together looked back at three decades of their history. The keynote speaker was Noam Chomsky. Not all the papers presented at the conference are included in this volume, yet the general theme that prevailed at the conference is articulately presented in the chapters of this book. I want to thank Nahum Finger and Jimmy Weinblat for their support in organizing the conference. I also want to thank the organizations and the people who financially supported the conference: Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, The Israel Center for Peace in the Middle East, Hanan and Batia Guggenheim from St. Gallen, Switzerland, and the Foundation for Democratic Education in Israel.

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