The Case for Palestine: Why It Matters and Why You Should Care (Hardcover)

The Case for Palestine: Why It Matters and Why You Should Care By Dan Kovalik, George Galloway, MP (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Case for Palestine: Why It Matters and Why You Should Care (Hardcover)

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In 1948, the State of Israel was founded. While the philosophy of Zionism that advocated for a Jewish homeland in what was then known as Palestine dates back to 1897, the creation of Israel in 1948 was justified by the terrible crime of the Holocaust committed by Nazi Germany during WWII. Many defenders of Israel would like us to believe that the creation of Israel was a peaceful process on a barely populated land, however, this is far from true. Rather, the creation of Israel was accompanied by what is known by the Palestinians as the Nakba(catastrophe)—an operation in which 700,000 Palestinians were violently expelled from their land and their homes. Since that time, Israel has continued to usurp more and more land from the Palestinians who they falsely portray as a people without a history and without a culture.  
 
Israel has been particularly cruel to the people of Gaza—70 percent of whom are refugees from the 1948 Nakba. Gaza has been converted by Israel into what some call a giant open-air prison surrounded by barbed wire. It is in this context that we are currently witnessing the tragic violence between Israel and the people of Gaza—violence on a scale not seen in this land since the Nakba of 1948. Indeed, many Palestinians are calling this a second Nakba, with around 1.5 million Palestinians already displaced and thousands killed.
 
All of this is being accomplished by Israel with critical military and diplomatic support from the United States. This second Nakba is also being facilitated by the mainstream press that both downplays and justifies what many believe to be genocidal violence against the Palestinian people.
 
The Case for Palestine is written as a counternarrative, with the hope that, if the truth is told, this violence and displacement can be stopped before it is too late; before Gaza is no more. 
Daniel Kovalik has been a labor and human rights lawyer since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. He has represented plaintiffs in ATS cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. He received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford Law School, has written extensively for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch, and has lectured throughout the world.
Product Details ISBN: 9781510780590
ISBN-10: 1510780599
Publisher: Hot Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 264
Language: English
“New leaders like Dan Kovalik are now among us. New books like his are our weapons. Bear them proudly and find willing hands to carry them everywhere. I have waited a long time to be able to approve this message.”
—George Galloway, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

“Through harrowing accounts and meticulous research, Dan Kovalik unveils the brutal realities of the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza, exposing the devastating toll exacted on its civilian population. With a staggering death toll of 37,000 innocent lives, half of whom are children, the narrative delves deep into the heart-wrenching stories of loss, resilience, and survival amidst unimaginable chaos. It offers a sobering reflection on the role of the United States in sponsoring this genocide by providing unwavering support to Israel. A compelling and essential read for anyone seeking to understand the true horrors committed by Israel in Palestine and its profound impact on innocent lives.”
—Marwa Osman, PhD, lecturer at the Lebanese International University and Al Maaref University, and host of The MidEaStream