What Is a Palestinian State Worth?

What Is a Palestinian State Worth Can one right the right of return be given up for another the right to live in peace Can one claim Palestinian identity and still retain Israeli citizenship And what is a Palestinian state worth This

  • Title: What Is a Palestinian State Worth?
  • Author: Sari Nusseibeh
  • ISBN: 9780674048737
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Can one right the right of return be given up for another the right to live in peace Can one claim Palestinian identity and still retain Israeli citizenship And what is a Palestinian state worth This title poses questions about the history, meaning, future, and resolution of the Israel Palestine conflict.

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    About "Sari Nusseibeh"

    1. Sari Nusseibeh

      Sari Nusseibeh Arabic is a Palestinian professor of philosophy and president of the Al Quds University in Jerusalem Until December 2002 he was the representative of the Palestinian National Authority in Jerusalem.Nusseibeh was born to the politician Anwar Nusseibeh who was a distinguished statesman, prominent in Palestinian and after 1948 Palestinian Jordanian politics and diplomacy, and Nuzha Al Ghussein, who descended from Palestine s wealthy landed aristocracy and is the daughter of Palestinian political leader Yaqub al Ghusayn Nusseibeh studied philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford and has a Ph.D in Islamic Philosophy, from Harvard University 1978.He returned to the West Bank in 1978 to teach at Birzeit University where he remained as Professor of Philosophy until the University was closed from 1988 to 1990 during the First Intifada At the same time, he taught classes in Islamic philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Through the early 1980s, he helped to organize the teachers union at Birzeit, and served three terms as president of the union of faculty and staff there Nusseibeh is also co founder of the Federation of Employees in the Education Sector for the entire West Bank.The Nusseibeh family are trustees, according to tradition, for the key to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.Nusseibeh was an important leader during the First Intifada, authoring the Palestinian Declaration of Principles and working to strengthen the Fatah movement in the Occupied Territories Nusseibeh helped to author the inside Palestinians declaration of independence issued in the first intifada, and to create the 200 political committees and 28 technical committees that were intended to as an embryonic infrastructure for a future Palestinian administration.Internationally, Nusseibeh is a member of the McGill Middle East Program s Executive and Management Committees In November 2007, following the publication of Once Upon a Country A Palestinian Life he travelled to Montreal, Canada to lecture on the MMEP and his vision of peace.

    451 thoughts on “What Is a Palestinian State Worth?”

    1. Considering the fact that he's a Palestinian, he takes on a very unorthodox approach towards solving the conflict I definitely don't agree with him and think he adopts a highly utopian/unrealistic view of the situation on the ground, but the book was definitely worth reading.

    2. At times, it seemed more of an exercise in political thought than anything. In that sense, I think the academic nature of this book was to create discussion, adding fresh ideas to an old set of arguments on loop. I appreciated the author's style of using rhetoric to raise even MORE questions. Even the title is posed as a question - a provocative one at that. The concept of individuals enslaving themselves to meta-biological entities, and the idea that moral values being the key to a successful c [...]

    3. This is an important view of history, present reality,and possible futures for Palestine/Israel.The author dares to speculate on a one state solution. He encourages all participants to understand the values that each brings to the table, and include "faith" as a critical tool for bringing about a future of peace, justice, prosperity, and hope to this complicated region.

    4. Nusseibeh refers to states and other political systems as "meta-biological entities". He does this to emphasize that they are made up of biological humans but tend to take on lives of their own (at least in our imaginations) and sometimes no longer serve the interests of their constituents. People project their own feelings onto the national identity, which can then mutate beyond recognition and become ugly. Individuals sometimes adopt identities thinking that their identities clear them of mora [...]

    5. A little too heavy on philosophy and logical constructions and a little too light on concrete ideas on how to end this seemingly intractable conflict. The book meandered and never really settled on a thesis, I thought. I also have to strongly disagree with the author, if in fact he is in support of his proposed temporary expansion of Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank, thereby ensuring Palestinians' basic human rights without enfranchising them fully into the Israeli polity. If this were att [...]

    6. Somehow i forgot to put the stars on this after i read it. It's quite interesting if you've been following the development of peace activism. Nusseibeh had been committed to the "two-state solution," but given recent changes in the situation, he is going through a process of re-examining the possibilities for reaching a resolution that ensures and protects the rights of Palestinians (more and more it looks like the two-state solution won't do that). So this book is his "thought exercise." he doe [...]

    7. JERUZALEM – Een staat of twee staten? Over deze vraag hebben Israëli’s en Palestijnen veel gezegd en geschreven. De Palestijnse filosoof Sari Nusseibeh en president van de Al-Quds Universiteit in Jeruzalem lanceert zijn in laatste boek opnieuw het idee van een enkele staat voor Israëli’s en Palestijnen. Palestijnen moeten volgens hem alle rechten krijgen die Israëli’s ook hebben, behalve het stemrecht.Lees verder via deze link: alfredmuller/2011/06/20/sa

    8. Although painful to read the other sides's perspective on the history,the present and the future of the region, and although I have many quibbles with his arguments and suspicious that his "ideal" two state solution is not the same ideal as mine, his conclusion that the intrinsic good of people and what is needed is Palestinian leaders of bold faith and vision to resolve the crisis is refreshing. Unfortunately, his writing is depressingly free of any strategy to create this faith, other than thr [...]

    9. Nusseibeh makes an interesting and thoughtful case for ways to stabilize the Israel/Palestine region. Make no mistake, this book is out to push buttons and get people talking. It's well-written and eloquent. As a reader with no expertise in the region, I can only assess his arguments based on my own perspective. I strongly disagree with Nusseibeh, but not because I think his idea is unacceptable, only because I think his idea will not yield the desired results. Well worth reading - it is always [...]

    10. Really good book with an alternative view to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's written by Sari Nusseibeh, a philosophy professor from Al-Quds University. Some reading tends to drone on but makes a very interesting argument about meta-biological needs of humans and how that affects the conflict in the middle east.

    11. Well written and eloquent book. The author admits he presents no real solution to the conflict, but the thought experiments within and his future vision are mind opening and sure to stir discussion. Do yourself a favor and skip the first three chapters though as they are dripping with bias. Great book otherwise.

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