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Auteur: Masalha, Nur
Titel: The Politics of Denial
Sub titel: Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Problem

taken from documents produced by international human rights groups -- and assembled by the international journalist's organisation Reporters sans Frontieres -- it provides an authoritative account of human rights violations that have taken place on both sides of the conflict since the start of the second Intifada in September 2000. Unlike conventional reportage or partisan polemic, these accounts of abuses and violations are careful not to overdramatise the story. Instead, they offer as objective an account as possible of the degradations that both Israelis and Palestinians have suffered. In this way the book provides an important assessment of the conflict's continuing impact on both communities. The reports are taken from groups including Amnesty International, The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Human Rights Watch, The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, B'Tselem and Reporters sans Frontieres. Almost all have remained largely unknown to the wider world until now. Bringing these abuses to public attention for the first time, this book is both an important historical document, and a sobering account of what is going on in Israel and Palestine, that will be of interest to politicians, NGOs, students and activists everywhere.
2003, 298 pag., Euro 30
Pluto Press, London, ISBN 745321208


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