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Generation Palestine: Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

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The unique model of apartheid, colonisation and military occupation that Israel imposes on the Palestinians, along with myriad violations of international law, have made Palestine the moral cause of a generation. Yet many people continue to ask, ‘what can we do?’

Generation Palestine helps to answer this question by bringing together Palestinian and international activists
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 14th 2013 by Pluto Press (first published October 30th 2012)
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Malcolm
The call by around 170 groups that make up Palestinian civil society in 2005 for a comprehensive boycott, divestment and sanction against the state of Israel has found new public profile in the last two years. There has been increasing public awareness related to events such as divestment campaigns at UC Berkeley and Stephen Hawking’s withdrawal from a high powered conference in Israel. As I have noted in my review of Andrea Lim’s edited collection The Case for Sanctions Against Israel, the BDS ...more
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Mar 08, 2014 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'll admit that the title of this book was somewhat misleading. I believed it would be a view of the BDS movement from the ground level of people within the movement and how it affects their daily life.
It is, however, more of an analysis of the applications of the boycott and comparisons with other similar social activity movements.

Though I have scored it three out of five, that is based on only a number of the essays contained within. Some of the essays I'll admit were fairly lost on me as they
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