Quakers in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2007 - 196 עמודים
The Israeli Palestinian conflict has resulted in the longest-standing refugee crisis in the world today. Based on new archival research and interviews with surviving participants, this book considers one early effort to resolve that crisis while offering helpful lessons for current efforts at conflict resolution in the Middle East and elsewhere. When war broke out in Palestine in 1948, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker service organization, had just won the Nobel Peace Prize for its peacemaking endeavors and its service to war refugees during the Second World War. On the basis of that experience, the United Nations invited the highly visible AFSC to provide humanitarian relief to Arab refugees in Gaza. The AFSC also sent volunteers to work in Israel, where they hoped to serve both Arabs and Jews. Its long-term goal was repatriation of the refugees and conciliation and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians.

As eyewitnesses to some of the major events of the conflict, the AFSC volunteers came to understand it better than most outsiders at the time. By examining these early efforts at peacemaking and assistance, historian Nancy Gallagher has uncovered essential insights for today's peacemakers, human rights activists, and humanitarian NGOs.

 

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Quaker Peacemaking in Theory and Practice
7
Palestine War
29
Catastrophe in Gaza
61
Refugee women carry bedding Gaza
63
The first blanket distribution in KhanYunis Camp Gaza
71
Milk distribution at a feeding center in Gaza City
77
Quaker nurse in KhanYunis treats a Palestinian boy Gaza
83
Between classes at the Deir alBalah school Gaza
89
Relief versus Repatriation
99
The AFSC in Israel
119
Nasser Ben Gurion and the Quakers
145
Conclusion
159
Glossary
165
Bibliography
181
Index
189
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Nancy Gallagher is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and co-director of its Center for Middle East Studies. Her publications include Medicine and Power in Tunisia: 1780 1900, Egypt's Other Wars: Epidemics and the Politics of Public Health, and Approaches to the History of the Middle East: Interviews with Leading Historians.

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