University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: January 2016
Features: 1 B&W photograph, 2 maps, foreword, bibliography, notes, appendix, index
Keywords: History/Political Science/Middle East
Subject(s): HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine, History/Political Science/Middle East
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Ghada Ageel. Ghada Ageel is Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta and a columnist for the Middle East Eye, London. She holds a PhD and MA in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter (Britain) and a BA in Education from the Islamic University/Gaza. Dr. Ageel is the recipient of several awards and scholarships including The Phillips Grant (UK, 2013), The Jerusalem Studies’ Scholarship of the University of Exeter (2002 and 1999), the Higher Education Award of the Ministry of Education (Palestine, 1996) and the Hebrew Language and Literature Scholarship (Gaza, 1993). Her research interests focus on rights-based approaches to forced migration, Palestinian refugees in comparative perspective, oral history, women's studies, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the permanent status issues involved in the Middle East peace process. Dr. Ageel's work has been widely published in several newspapers, magazines, and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Hill, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Journal for Palestine Studies, Palestine Chronicle, MATAN Magazine (Hebrew) and many Arabic newspapers throughout the Middle East. Dr. Ageel has a diverse background, and distinctly inter-disciplinary knowledge, including almost 20 years of first-hand experience in the fields of education, research, consultancy, management, NGOs operation, journalism, disaster management, and communications. She has also worked with several institutions in the UK (University of Exeter, the Guardian Newspaper, Hoping Foundation), US (Institute for Middle East Understanding, the Academy for Educational Development and Interfaith Peace Builders), Canada (The Canadian Red Cross and University of Alberta) and in Palestine (International Cooperation South-South, The Palestinian Abraham Centre for languages and NHK).

Richard Falk.

Samar El-Bekai. Samar El-Bekai is a second generation Palestinian refugee. Her father’s family are refugees from Beria, Safaad, while her mother’s family are exiled Palestinians from Salfeet, Nablus. Her parents met and married while studying in the former USSR where after completing their studies they lived for 3 years in Al Yarmook refugee camp in Syria. After which they moved to settle in a village in Lebanon, where Samar was born. There Samar grew up until 10 years of age when her family immigrated to Canada. Samar completed a BSc in Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta and also received a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from NAIT. She is currently employed at the Provincial Laboratory of Alberta as a Medical Lab Tech

Reem Skeik.

Tali Shapiro. Tali Shapiro is an Israeli solidarity activist, taking part in Palestinian demonstrations in the Ramallah area and the villages of Nabi Saleh and Bil’in, in the West Bank. She’s also part of the Israeli BDS group “BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within”. The group gives voice to the marginalized minority of Israel's citizens who acknowledge the colonisation of Palestine by the zionist project, and takes part in many BDS campaigns with a particular focus on cultural and academic boycott. She also takes part in the campaign “Israel Genocide?", raising awareness to the possibility that Israel is committing the crime of genocide against the Palestinian people.

Rela Mazali. Author, independent scholar, feminist peace activist from Israel; Active from 1980 against Israel’s occupation; One of the founders (1998) of the anti-militarization movement, New Profile; Co-Founder (2010) of the gun control project Gun Free Kitchen Tables; Initiator of the documentary "Testimonies" (1993) scrutinizing soldiers' actions in the first Intifada; Served on the Jury of Conscience at the World Tribunal on Iraq (2005). Bi-lingual literary work includes, among others, Maps of Women’s Goings & Stayings (English, 2001) and Home Archaeology (Hebrew, 2011). Recent scholarly work: “Changing Consciousness: Autoethnographic Mapping in a Dialog Group,” Journal of Peace Education (2013), co-authored with Tamar Hager.

Huwaida Arraf. Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American lawyer and human rights advocate. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused her studies on international human rights and humanitarian law. In 2001 Huwaida co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Huwaida is co-editor of the book “Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement.” Huwaida was one of the initiators and organizers of a delegation of American lawyers to Gaza in February 2009, and co-authored the report on their findings, "Onslaught: Israel's Attack on Gaza and the Rule of Law." Huwaida is the former Chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement. Since August 2008, she has led 5 successful sea voyages to the Gaza Strip to confront and challenge Israel's illegal blockade. Huwaida was one of the primary organizers of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and was traveling with it when it was lethally attacked by Israeli forces on 31 May 2010. In 2012 Huwaida helped conceive of and launch the Witness Bahrain initiative, an effort to provide human rights observers on the ground in Bahrain, where an uprising for democracy is being violently repressed. She was arrested by Bahraini authorities and deported for her work.

James Cairns. Dr. James Cairns is Associate Professor of Society, Culture, and Environment at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, ON. He is active in Faculty for Palestine, and the co-author of two books (with Dr. Alan Sears): A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, and The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the 21st Century.

Susan Ferguson. Dr. Susan Ferguson is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Journalism, and of Youth and Children’s Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, ON. She is active in Faculty for Palestine, and has published on Canadian political discourse, public broadcasting and social reproduction feminism.

Abigail B. Bakan.

Yasmeen Abu-Laban. Yasmeen Abu-Laban is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She has published widely on issues relating to the Canadian and comparative dimensions of gender, ethnicity and racialization processes, border and migration policies, and citizenship theory. She is the co-editor of Surveillance and Control in Israel/Palestine: Population, Territory, and Power (with Elia Zureik and David Lyon); co-editor of Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations (with Radha Jhappan and François Rocher); and editor of Gendering the Nation-State: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives. She is also the co-author (with Christina Gabriel) of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization.

Keith Hammond.

Sherene Razack. Sherene Razack is a full professor in the Department of Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She has published At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour On Terror (2014, ed. With Suvendrini Perera); States of Race (2011, co-editor with Malinda Smith and Sunera Thobani); (2008) Casting Out: Race and the Eviction of Muslims From Western Law and Politics; (2004) Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism. (2002, Editor) Race, Space and the Law: Unmapping a white settler society. Toronto: Between the Lines;(1998) Looking white people in the eye: gender, race and culture in courtrooms and classrooms; (1991) Canadian feminism and the law: The women's legal education and action fund and the pursuit of equality. She is a founding member of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality.

Edward C. Corrigan. Edward C. Corrigan holds a B.A. in History and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Ed also has a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1992. He is recognized as one of the top Immigration and refugee lawyers in Canada. He also served as the Associate Editor for Immigration Law Reporter (2007-2011) and as the Associate Editor of ImmQuest (2007-2011). Ed has published numerous articles on Immigration and Refugee law. His academic area of expertise is the Middle East and he has published many articles in academic publications including Middle East Policy, Middle East International, Outlook and Z Magazine. Between 2000-2003 he served as a Councillor on the City of London, Ontario, Canada municipal City Council.

Ramzy Baroud.

Rafeef Ziadah.

"Apartheid in Palestine is an anthology of analytical writings sharply critical of Israel's treatment of its Palestinian Arab population. Contributors include Palestinians who voice their frustrations and decry human rights abuses; Jewish Israeli citizens who openly criticize the government's ongoing policies; academics; activists; and more. An index rounds out this thought-provoking testimonial, recommended for scholars, historians, students and anyone interested in reviewing anti-occupation perspectives on the Israel-Palestinian debate."

The International Studies Shelf, Library Bookwatch

"Apartheid in Palestine is a collection of essays that both humanize and analyze issues of occupation, displacement, colonization, and apartheid.... However, far from being inflammatory, these stories of struggle are balanced in their presentations, including authors that are Palestinian, Israeli, activists, academics, and people who have lived in the region and witnessed that which they seek to tell the world. Ageel herself is a third-generation Palestinian refugee, born and raised in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip.... Regardless of what position you hold with regard to Israel and Palestine, this is an important and challenging read that presents perspectives worthy of study and discussion." [Full post at]

Paula E. Kirman

"Ghada Ageel was for some time the Guardian's ever brilliant, brave and astute fixer in Gaza. On a visit there I found her local knowledge and sense of history to be invaluable in understanding the Palestinian side of the intractable and endless conflict which has been a tragedy for so many. She brings those qualities to her writing, which is often informed by her own personal experiences, and those of her family and friends."

Alan Rusbridger, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, a constituent college of Oxford University

"This book, edited by Ghada Ageel, is an intimate study of a people and place both central to, and isolated by, current international policy. The writing is personal and articulate, reflecting Ageel’s own history as a child of Gaza, a respected academic, and a gifted author. It should be read by all of us who love or want to better understand Gaza and the people who live there."

Craig and Cindy Corrie, Parents of Rachel Corrie who was killed in Gaza in 2003

"This is an incisive anthology of scholars and activists that finally takes the conversation on Palestine a step further. This timely collection leaves behind stale and outdated paradigms and boldly offers a new one for looking at the past, the present of the future of the evergreen issue of Palestine. Its lucid structure, original contributions and above all the courageous guidance of its editor makes this book the most valuable contribution to the struggle for justice in Palestine."

Ilan Pappe, Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

ISBNs: 9781772120820 978-1-77212-082-0 Title: apartheid in palestine ISBNs: 9781772121018 978-1-77212-101-8 Title: apartheid in palestine ISBNs: 9781772121025 978-1-77212-102-5 Title: apartheid in palestine ISBNs: 9781772121032 978-1-77212-103-2 Title: apartheid in palestine