Colonial Land Policies in Palestine 1917-1936

Colonial Land Policies in Palestine 1917-1936

Author: Martin Bunton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199211081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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In this book, Martin Bunton focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration - a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. His meticulous research reveals clear links to colonial practice in India, Sudan, and Cyprus amongst other places. He argues that land officials' views on sound land management were derived from their own experiences of rural England, and that this was far more influential onthe shaping of land policies than the promise of a Jewish National Home.Bunton reveals how the British were intent on preserving the status quo of Ottoman land law, which (when few Britons could read Ottoman or were well grounded in its legal codes) led to a series of translations, interpretations, and hence new applications of land law. The sense of importance the British attributed to their work surveying and registering properties and transactions, is captured in the efforts of British officials to microfilm all of their records at the height of the Second WorldWar. Despite this however, land policies remained in flux.

The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Author: David French

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199587964

Category: History

Page: 294

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In this seminal reassessment of the historical foundation of British counter doctrine and practice, David French challenges our understanding that in the two decades after 1945 the British discovered a kinder and gentler way of waging war amongst the people.

Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine

Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine

Author: Assaf Likhovski

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807830178

Category: Law

Page: 327

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One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, Mandate Palestine was confront

The Colonies of Law

The Colonies of Law

Author: Ronen Shamir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521631831

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book traces attempts to establish a non-religious system of Hebrew Courts in British-ruled Palestine.

One Palestine, Complete

One Palestine, Complete

Author: Tom Segev

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805048483

Category: History

Page: 626

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A panoramic history of Palestine under the British mandate chronicles a turbulent thirty-year history, from 1917 to 1948, that set the stage for the conflict between Arabs and Jews that still haunts the region today, profiling the key figures and documenting the important events, that shaped Palestine. 25,000 first printing.

Palestine And The Palestinians

Palestine And The Palestinians

Author: Samih Farsoun

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040617360

Category: History

Page: 410

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A sweeping social, economic, ideological, and political history of the Palestinian people from antiquity to the present provides a Palestinian perspective on the forces and constraints affecting the formation of Palestinian national identity. The final chapter considers the prospects for Palestinian self-determination and statehood as well as Palestine's future viability.

Letters from "Apartheid Street"

Letters from

Author: Michael T. McRay

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620326251

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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In 1984, Ron Sider challenged that until Christians are ready to risk everything in pursuit of peace, "we dare never whisper another word about pacifism . . . Unless we are ready to die developing new nonviolent attempts to reduce conflict, we should confess that we never really meant that the cross was an alternative to the sword." From this challenge, Christian Peacemaker Teams was born. Nearly thirty years later, Michael McRay too explored Sider's challenge, interning with CPT in the West Bank city of Hebron. Alongside local and international peacemakers, McRay learned how to resist the violence of occupation, sharing in the stories of a suffering people as he struggled to embody the peaceable spirit of the rabbi from Nazareth. This book tells those stories. Drawing on his personal experience with the land and its history, McRay's raw letters home tackle critical issues relevant to peacemakers everywhere: What is really happening in Palestine that mainstream media fails to report? How are Palestinians' lives being affected? How can one be peaceable amidst such violence and oppression? How should Christian discipleship influence one's pursuits of peacemaking and reconciliation? McRay's letters illustrate both the challenge and promise of the cross in today's world.