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Except for Palestine

Nonfiction: Politics
Unabridged   9 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/16/2021

Except for Palestine

The Limits of Progressive Politics

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Audio CD ISBN:9781696603799
Digital Download ISBN:9781696603782


A bold call for the American Left to extend their politics to the issues of Israel-Palestine, from a New York Times bestselling author and experts on US policy in the region.

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Product Description

In this major work of daring criticism and analysis, scholar and political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Israel-Palestine expert Mitchell Plitnick spotlight how holding fast to one-sided and unwaveringly pro-Israel policies reflects the truth-bending grip of authoritarianism on both Israel and the United States. Except for Palestine deftly argues that progressives and liberals who oppose regressive policies on immigration, racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and other issues must extend these core principles to the oppression of Palestinians. In doing so, the authors take seriously the political concerns and well-being of both Israelis and Palestinians, demonstrating the extent to which US policy has made peace harder to attain.

Hill and Plitnick provide a timely and essential intervention by examining multiple dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conversation, including Israel's growing disdain for democracy, the effects of occupation on Palestine, the siege of Gaza, diminishing American funding for Palestinian relief, and the campaign to stigmatize any critique of Israeli occupation. Except for Palestine is a searing polemic and a cri de coeur for elected officials, activists, and everyday citizens alike to align their beliefs and politics with their values.

Author Bio

Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist and the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. He is the author of multiple books, including the New York Times bestselling Nobody and coauthor (with Mitchell Plitnick) of Except for Palestine. He lives in Philadelphia. Political analyst Mitchell Plitnick, a frequent writer on the Middle East and US foreign policy, is the former vice president at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, director of the US Office of B'Tselem, and codirector of Jewish Voice for Peace.