The foreword is written by Ronnie Kasrils, and the book is endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ahmed Kathrada, Essop Pahad, Omar Barghouti, John Dugard, Ramzy Baroud, Zwelinzima Vavi, and Terry Crawford-Browne (amongst others).
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.
It describes clearly and simply:
- How Zionist Apartheid is implemented;
- Why the Apartheid analogy can be used to describe Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, and how it differs from the South African version;
- Israel’s violation of international laws and the consequences for Palestinians;
- How various pro-Israel lobbies, globally, have been able to maintain Israel’s reputation in the West in spite of its Apartheid practices;
- Abuse of anti-Semitism;
- Why the growing global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and ‘lawfare’ against Israel is an effective form of resistance
About The Authors
Suraya Dadoo has been a researcher with Media Review Network for over 10 years. She focuses on the impact of the Zionist occupation on Palestinian media, education, healthcare, and family life. Her articles have appeared in local and international publications, such as Sunday Independent, The Star, Daily News, Cape Argus, The Electronic Intifada, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology from Rhodes University.
Firoz Osman is a medical doctor by profession and a highly-respected South African commentator on the Zionist occupation of Palestine. A founding member and executive member of Media Review Network, he has a special interest in Palestinian political and resistance movements, Zionism, and Islamophobia. Firoz has appeared on SABC, etv, 702, SAFM, and his writings have appeared in all major South Africannewspapers.
Retrieved from vocfm 03 07 2014 The Chairman & Council Members Assalamu alaikum My heartfelt gratitude for allowing me the pleasure of presenting this brief resume of the book on Israel titled ‘Why Israel’, by Suraya Dadoo & Firoz Osman. It is a book of the utmost...
PODCAST:“It is our duty as South Africans to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people” Conversation with Co-Author of Why Israel? Suraya Dadoo & Muhammed Desai from BDS SouthAfrica
LMaDO talks to Suraya Dado, researcher for Media Review Network and co-author with Firoz Osman of the newly released book “Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid – A South African Perspective” & Muhammed Desai of BDS South Africaabout Israeli Apartheid...
The Herald 17 March 2014 Xolisa Phillip Suraya Dadoo, a Rhodes graduate and researcher at the Media Review Network, was also in town as part of a countrywide campaign. Yesterday, Dadoo launched a book titled Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid – A South...