About Why Israel
Why Israel?, written by South African activists Suraya Dadoo and Firoz Osman is here! This is one of the best resources for SA Palestinian solidarity activists and the BDS movement. In a pioneering contribution, Why Israel? exposes the South African Zionist lobby and its long history of using intimidation and smear campaigns. But the book goes far beyond that.
Why Israel? makes widely accessible expert academic analysis, online commentaries, articles and blogs of well-known and highly-respected Palestinian activists and human rights organisations, as well as reports from a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s. The result is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand investigation of Israel’s colonisation of Palestine, covering almost every facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It is fully-footnoted, with a 16-page full-colour photo essay (shocking images of violence and discrimination from ActiveStills, and powerful images of 1948 and 1967 Nakba’s from UNRWA), “quotable quotes” in side-bars, a detailed bibliography, index, and a list of useful websites and resources.
It will, therefore, be especially useful to activists, who need accurate, clear facts on Israeli Apartheid (particularly to write op-eds, articles, responses, prepare for advocacy efforts and media interviews, to use on social media etc.) It is also useful to high-school and university students, academics, journalists, government officials, and researchers. In fact, Why Israel is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to fully understand Israeli Apartheid.