Open Gaza

Open Gaza

Author by : Terreform
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Description : Gaza is one of the most beleaguered environments on earth. Crammed into a space of 139 square miles (360 square kilometers), 1.8 million people live under siege. This volume brings together designers, environmentalists, planners, activists, and scholars to create hopeful interventions that imagine a better place for Gazans. It seems today that we've never been further from a durable peace for Gaza, which makes this volume - and every other assertion of Gaza's humanity - all the more urgent."Rather than rehearse the statistics and calamities that have marked the abundant coastal enclave for social death, Open Gaza, provocatively shows how Gaza continues to be a source of life in its ingenuity, love, and possibilities. Simultaneously, it makes clear that current conditions in Gaza are not inevitable but have been constructed, reproduced, and justified by lawmakers indentured by a political present. From a journey through a network of tunnels, an alternative digital grid, agriculture zones, transportation routes that rehabilitate a fragmented Arab world, this collection of essays is a powerful retort to the tired discourse that has framed Gaza's future as a security question contingent demilitarization and containment. Open Gaza is an exciting invitation into new futures that Gaza and Palestine, more generally, offer for Palestinians and the world." - Noura Erakat author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine


Open Gaza

Open Gaza

Author by : Michael Sorkin
Language : en
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Description : Cutting-edge analysis on how to improve life inside the Gaza Strip through architecture and design, illustrated in full-color The Gaza Strip is one of the most beleaguered environments on earth. Crammed into a space of 139 square miles (360 square kilometers), 1.8 million people live under an Israeli siege, enforcing conditions that continue to plummet to ever more unimaginable depths of degradation and despair. Gaza, however, is more than an endless encyclopedia of depressing statistics. It is also a place of fortitude, resistance, and imagination; a context in which inhabitants go to remarkable lengths to create the ordinary conditions of the everyday and to reject their exceptional status. Inspired by Gaza's inhabitants, this book builds on the positive capabilities of Gazans. It brings together environmentalists, planners, activists, and scholars from Palestine and Israel, the US, the UK, India, and elsewhere to create hopeful interventions that imagine a better place for Gazans and Palestinians. Open Gaza engages the Gaza Strip within and beyond the logics of siege and warfare, it considers how life can be improved inside the limitations imposed by the Israeli blockade, and outside the idiocy of violence and warfare. Contributors Affiliations Salem Al Qudwa, Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA Hadeel Assali, Columbia University, USA Tareq Baconi, International Crisis Group, Brussels, Belgium Teddy Cruz, University of California-San Diego, USA Fonna Forman, University of California-San Diego, USA M. Christine Boyer, Princeton University, Princeton, USA Alberto Foyo, architect, New York, USA Nasser Golzari , Westminster University, London, UK Yara Sharif, Westminster University, London, UK Denise Hoffman Brandt, City College of New York, USA Romi Khosla, architect, New Delhi, India Craig Konyk, Kean University, Union, NJ, USA Rafi Segal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA Chris Mackey, Payette Architects, Boston, USA Vyjayanthi V. Rao, Terreform, New York, USA Sara Roy, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Mahdi Sabbagh, architect, New York, USA Meghan McAllister, architect, San Francisco Bay Area, USA Deen Sharp, London School of Economics, UK Malkit Shoshan, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Pietro Stefanini, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Michael Sorkin (1948-2020) , City University of New York, USA Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University, USA Omar Yousef, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem Fadi Shayya, The University of Manchester, UK


Gaza

Gaza

Author by : Norman G. Finkelstein
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world. Two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half the population is under eighteen years of age. Since Israel occupied Gaza in 1967, it has systematically de-developed the economy. After Hamas won democratic elections in 2006, Israel intensified its blockade of Gaza, and after Hamas consolidated its control of the territory in 2007, Israel tightened its illegal siege another notch. In the meantime, Israel has launched no less than eight military operations against Gaza--culminating in Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014--that left behind over three million tons of rubble. Recent UN reports predict that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. Norman G. Finkelstein presents a meticulously researched and devastating inquest into Israel's actions of the last decade. He argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population. Based on hundreds of human rights reports, the book scrutinizes multifarious violations of international law Israel committed both during its operations and in the course of its decade-long siege of Gaza. It is a monument to Gaza's martyrs and a scorching accusation against their tormenters"--Provided by publisher.


Economic Development And U S Assistance In Gaza Jericho

Economic Development And U S Assistance In Gaza Jericho

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
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The West Bank And Gaza Economic Performance Prospects And Policies Achieving Prosperity And Confronting Demographic Challenges

The West Bank And Gaza Economic Performance Prospects And Policies Achieving Prosperity And Confronting Demographic Challenges

Author by : VÁRIOS AUTORES
Language : en
Publisher by : International Monetary Fund
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Description : Since October 2000, the economy has been severely dislocated by the Palestinian-Israeli. While this paper discusses the economic consequences of the conflict, it also looks beyond these immediate problems to the challenges and opportunities that will face the Palestinian economy over the medium term, especially those arising from important demographic changes now underway. The West Bank and Gaza has the highest population growth in the world and the share of the population at working age is projected to rise steadily. This can provide an important boost to per capita income growth, but could also lead to a period of high unemployment or declining real wages, or both. The outcome will be largely determined by policy choices and reforms of the restrictions that hamper trade and investment today. These issues form an important theme of this paper. Other subjects dealt with include high transaction costs and their role in the economy; trade performance and policy; fiscal policy and the choice of an exchange rate regime.


Transformation Processes In Egypt After 2011

Transformation Processes In Egypt After 2011

Author by : Radoslaw Fiedler
Language : en
Publisher by : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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Description : "The main advantage of this monograph is that it attempts to conduct the most up-to-date analysis possible of the present political situation in Egypt and the Middle East. Therefore we receive a monograph which allows us not only to look at the Arab Spring from a historical perspective, but primarily to reflect on the consequences of these past events that it was hoped would spark political reforms in Arab states and facilitate greater public participation in the system of governance. Thus, this publication allows the verification of many of the judgments and opinions expressed during the Arab Spring, on the possible direction of development of the political processes initiated by the massive social revolts in Arab countries."


Method And Madness

Method And Madness

Author by : Norman G. Finkelstein
Language : en
Publisher by : OR Books
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Description : In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pillar of Defense (2012), and Operation Protective Edge (2014), have resulted in the deaths of some 3,700 Palestinians. Meanwhile, a total of 90 Israelis were killed in the invasions. On the face of it, this succession of vastly disproportionate attacks has often seemed frenzied and pathological. Senior Israeli politicians have not discouraged such perceptions, indeed they have actively encouraged them. After the 2008-9 assault Israel’s then-foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, boasted, “Israel demonstrated real hooliganism during the course of the recent operation, which I demanded.” However, as Norman G. Finkelstein sets out in this concise, paradigm-shifting new book, a closer examination of Israel’s motives reveals a state whose repeated recourse to savage war is far from irrational. Rather, Israel’s attacks have been designed to sabotage the possibility of a compromise peace with the Palestinians, even on terms that are favorable to it. Looking also at machinations around the 2009 UN sponsored Goldstone report and Turkey’s forlorn attempt to seek redress in the UN for the killing of its citizens in the 2010 attack on the Gaza freedom flotilla, Finkelstein documents how Israel has repeatedly eluded accountability for what are now widely recognized as war crimes. Further, he shows that, though neither side can claim clear victory in these conflicts, the ensuing stalemate remains much more tolerable for Israelis than for the beleaguered citizens of Gaza. A strategy of mass non-violent protest might, he contends, hold more promise for a Palestinian victory than military resistance, however brave.


Getting Even In Gaza The Muzlumz Hit The Strip

Getting Even In Gaza The Muzlumz Hit The Strip

Author by : David Forgione
Language : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : A short, day by day history of the Israeli military incursion into the Gaza Strip on December 27, 2008; to stop Hamas rocket fire into Israel. This book contains no new revelations which haven't been published in the international newz. This book simply puts all the facts from this event into one place and into a time line; in case no one else is keeping a record of the Jihad for 2009. An ideological political cult called Islam declared war on the Western World in 1998 - kicking this war into high gear with the Islamic destruction of the New York City Twin Towers September 11, 2001.


Beyond Ceasefire

Beyond Ceasefire

Author by : Martin Hartberg
Language : en
Publisher by : Oxfam
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Description : The ceasefire agreed between the Government of Israel and Hamas on 21 November 2012, following the recent military escalation in Gaza and southern Israel, provides an unprecedented opportunity to end the cycle of violence that has affected too many innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians. In the ceasefire understanding, the parties agreed to negotiate opening the crossings into the Gaza Strip and to put an end to restricting residents free movement and targeting residents in border areas. It is therefore also a unique chance to once and for all lift the Israeli blockade on Gaza, which has had a devastating impact on the lives and well-being of Gaza's civilian population and on Palestinian development. In this briefing note Oxfam sets out practical recommendations to better protect civilians on both sides from violence and to finally achieve an end to the collective punishment of Gaza's 1.6 million residents, while addressing Israel's security concerns. These are necessary steps towards lasting peace in the region and the creation of a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel.