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.

Reem Skeik.

Tali Shapiro.

Rela Mazali.

Huwaida Arraf.

James Cairns.

Susan Ferguson.

Abigail B. Bakan.

Yasmeen Abu-Laban.

Keith Hammond.

Sherene Razack.

Edward C. Corrigan.

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 athttp://www.iheartedmonton.org/2016/05/review-apartheid-in-palestine-hard-laws.html]

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

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