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The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction

By Dr. William A. Cook

15 July, 2010


The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction by Dr. William A. Cook is out now, available to order with a promotional 20% discount from Palgrave Macmillan! See the attachment for the promotional order form.

Macmillan has provided a rare publishing event—a critical collection of essays on genocide in Palestine for the scholar, the journalist, and the student of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The Plight of the Palestinians forces both Israeli commentators and Palestinian advocates to address controversial legal and humanitarian issues that have rarely been faced over the past 10 years as any criticism of the Israeli government has itself been criticized, especially in America.

Let’s take advantage of this event—let’s declare the value of the book as it opens the door to serious dialogue. Let’s send this notice to as many as we can throughout the world, including relevant blogs and independent media outlets. There’s an opportunity here that should not be missed. At last voices speaking on behalf of the oppressed that justice be sought and peace made possible. Thanks for your help in making this happen.

The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction is a unique chronicle of Israel’s slow, methodical genocide in Palestine, as it occurs daily before an international audience. Dr. William A. Cook’s latest book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, is a collection of global voices revealing and responding to the atrocities committed in the occupied land, which began in the 1940s and which continues to escalate. Each chapter captures the urgency of the ongoing crisis in real-time during the first decade of the twenty-first century. As Dr. Cook writes in his Introduction, “This collection provides the reader with an incredible range of voices—academic scholars, journalists, editors, lawyers, United Nations agency personnel, activist organizers in Israel, Palestine, Australia, and Canada—reflect[ing] cautioned, critical, carefully analyzed, and documented presentations that confront the realities of Israel’s policies as they are antithetical to the moral principles that give meaning to the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions, and the UN Charter. They provide documentable evidence that should shake the complacency and indifference that characterizes the governments that accept in silence the ruthlessness of the occupying power that has decided to impose its will on the hapless people of Palestine by destroying their culture and identity even as it imposes on all in Palestine the national pattern of the oppressor. That, in effect, is the definition of genocide.”

The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction is out now, available to order with the attached promotional order form, as well as amazon.com for a special discounted price. The book is also available at other popular book retailers. For more information, see http://us.macmillan.com/theplightofthepalestinians .