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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Casemate / Flashpoint (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932033637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932033632
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,104,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is eyewitness reporting at its best--clear,well-observed, fair. Read it, and you'll understand why most of what you read about Israel and the Palestinians is nonsense." -- --CHARLES GLASS, former ABC News Chief Mideast Correspondent, and author of The Tribes Triumphant and The Northern Front

"This is eyewitness reporting at its best-clear, well observed, fair. Read it, and you'll understand why most of what you read about Israel and the Palestinians is nonsense." -- Charles Glass former ABC News Chief Mideast Correspondent

"...With heart-stopping accuracy and literary GENIUS, Pratt makes his readers think and feel as if they too were there during every single moment of every bloody event. Amazing.... Buy this book. Read it and weep. And then work in whatever way you can to stop the escalation of violence and war. " -- By Jane Stillwater jpstillwater.blogspot.com

"I met Pratt when I was in Baghdad... I was impressed. This is a journalist who goes out on the front lines and risks his life to bring us back the news. "Nothing is neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," wrote Pratt. "If there is one thing as a journalist I've learned during the almost 20 years of covering this story, it's the impossibility of ducking the political flack and sometimes downright vitriol that inevitably comes the way of anyone writing about this emotive issue." But Pratt really tries to get beyond the vitriol in this book -- and he succeeds."



"This book will be an eye-opener for many readers, Americans in particular. Written by a correspondent on the scene in the Mideast the past 20 years, it unveils a longstanding lapse in the Western concept of justice. Here we learn intimate details of a gallant people who have withstood both foreign occupation and domestic desperation, yet whose aspirations to national dignity will doubtless never be quelled." -- Jane Stillwater OPEDNEWS.com 6-4-07

"This book will be an eye-opener for many readers, Americans in particular. Written by a correspondent on the scene in the Mideast the past 20 years, it unveils a longstanding lapse in the Western concept of justice. Here we learn intimate details of a gallant people who have withstood both foreign occupation and domestic desperation, yet whose aspirations to national dignity will doubtless never be quelled." -- --STEPHEN TANNER, author of Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban

I met Pratt when I was in Baghdad... I was impressed. This is a journalist who goes out on the front lines and risks his life to bring us back the news. "Nothing is neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," wrote Pratt. "If there is one thing as a journalist I've learned during the almost 20 years of covering this story, it's the impossibility of ducking the political flack and sometimes downright vitriol that inevitably comes the way of anyone writing about this emotive issue." But Pratt really tries to get beyond the vitriol in this book -- and he succeeds. -- Jane Stillwater OPEDNEWS.com 6-4-07

About the Author

David Pratt has been a foreign correspondent and photojournalist specialising in the Middle East, Arab and Islamic world for more than twenty years. He has worked for Reuters, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), and is a regular contributor to the BBC on conflict and foreign affairs issues. During an adventurous career, Pratt has covered wars across the Middle East and Africa, including Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Congo, Sudan and Somalia, and has twice been a finalist in the Amnesty International Media Awards for his reporting on human rights issues. In Afghanistan in 1989 he had the dubious pleasure of having tea and a chat with Osama bin Laden during a lull in fighting around the city of Jalalabad.

David Pratt is currently the Foreign Editor of the Sunday Herald.


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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. B. Copland on December 28, 2007
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I bought this book knowing that is was going to be a slam on Israelis so I was prepared for it to make my blood boil to an extent. However, to suggest that the first homicide bombing did not take place until 2001 is just irresponsible for both author and editor to publish.

All in all I found it an easy read but I took it with a grain of salt factually. If you already have a bias against Israel this will only reinforce your views. For anyone else, I would call it a nice trip down fantasyland.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Azoulay on July 14, 2007
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I can't really complain about the bias of the book, it comes with the territory, but the fact that the book pretends to be impartial and balanced is somewhat annoying. It is much better to admit your views and prejudices outright than to feign innocence and mislead people into thinking there is only one way to view the situation.

However, being a critical reader, this is not even the main objection I have to the book. there are far more fundamental problems here. Forget the controversial stuff, let's talk about simple math:

Pratt states the intifada broke out in 1987 following "a 35-year Israeli military occupation"(pg 21), but Israel had only gained control of the Palestinian territories in 1967 - which would make it 20 years.

Pratt discusses a pamphlet put out by the Israeli government just before the start of the intifada (again, 1987), "Marking 27 years since the 1967 war"(pg. 22). 1967 plus 27 equals 1994, not 1987.

Most infuriating is the description of a 2001 suicide bombing in Netanya as "the first time ever that the ticking bombs had struck outside the occupied territories and inside the borders of the Jewish state itself."(pg. 109). This is a gross misstatement as Pratt fails to mention the suicide bombing campaigns of the nineties, which struck in places like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramat Gan, Afula, Hadera, and Tiberias. If he gets such basic facts wrong, how can we trust anything else he writes?

I don't know if these mistakes are the result of an inherent bias or faulty research. I would guess it's the latter, since there are many other indications that this book does not adhere to the strictest of publishing guidelines.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S Wood on March 20, 2012
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"The Palestinian intifada is a war of national liberation. We Israelis enthusiastically chose to become a colonialist society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities . . . we established an apartheid regime" (Michael Ben-Yair, Israeli Attorney General 1993-96)

Sunday Herald reporter David Pratt's, "Intifada: The Long Day of Rage" is based on his newspaper reports from Israel and the occupied territories from the mid 1980's through to early 2006. The reports have been expanded, and additional material added to put them into their full context.

Pratt captures the day to day reality of the occupation as it has evolved over that period, as well as many of the key events including the eruption of the first intifada, the Hebron massacre and it's aftermath, Ariel Sharon's walk-a-bout in occupied East Jerusalem that triggered the Al-Aqsa intifada, the Israeli assault on Jenin refugee camp, the annexationist wall, and a number of other events. He also covers events in Israel including the Iraqi Scud missile attacks that occurred during the 1991 Iraq War, and bombing attacks by Palestinians.

As far as British journalism from the Middle East goes, Pratt is second only to Robert Fisk; he has no difficulty in capturing the details, large and small, in powerful and often disturbing prose, as well as placing them into the bigger historical picture.
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The book is well written and easy to read. The author, David Pratt, seems extremely knowledgeable about the subject. In the beginning of the book, he admits to no pretense towards impartiality. That is the reason for the rating I gave this book. Prior to purchasing the book, I did my due diligence by reviewing comments made by other readers and some minor research on the author. I knew the book was written to provoke a response. In past years, I have read some books that were strongly biased in the opposite direction. I was glad to have read this book. It gave me a different perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and presented the residents of Palestine in a different manner than that depicted on the evening news. I would recommend this book for reading as a companion to other books on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Wood on March 20, 2012
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"The Palestinian intifada is a war of national liberation. We Israelis enthusiastically chose to become a colonialist society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities . . . we established an apartheid regime" (Michael Ben-Yair, Israeli Attorney General 1993-96)

Sunday Herald reporter David Pratt's, "Intifada: The Long Day of Rage" is based on his newspaper reports from Israel and the occupied territories from the mid 1980's through to early 2006. The reports have been expanded, and additional material added to put them into their full context.

Pratt captures the day to day reality of the occupation as it has evolved over that period, as well as many of the key events including the eruption of the first intifada, the Hebron massacre and it's aftermath, Ariel Sharon's walk-a-bout in occupied East Jerusalem that triggered the Al-Aqsa intifada, the Israeli assault on Jenin refugee camp, the annexationist wall, and a number of other events. He also covers events in Israel including the Iraqi Scud missile attacks that occurred during the 1991 Iraq War, and bombing attacks by Palestinians.

As far as British journalism from the Middle East goes, Pratt is second only to Robert Fisk; he has no difficulty in capturing the details, large and small, in powerful and often disturbing prose, as well as placing them into the bigger historical picture.
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