Quakers in the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict Hardback

The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

by Nancy Gallagher;


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Quakers in the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict

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This work presents the early efforts by peacemakers in the world's longest refugee crisis. 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.

Quakers in the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict by Nancy Gallagher was published by The American University in Cairo Press in December 2007. The ISBN for Quakers in the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict is 9789774161056.

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Page last updated 22nd September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press (December 2007)
Weight544g
Number of Pages240
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9789774161056
ISBN-10977416105X
Product Code1190166
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