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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Verso (July 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844675017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844675012
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,760,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“What Rachel Corrie’s work in Gaza recognized was the gravity and the density of the Palestinian people as a national community, and not merely as a collection of deprived refugees. That is what she was in solidarity with. And we need to remember that that kind of of solidarity is no longer confined to a small number of intrepid souls here and there, but is recognized the world over.”—Edward W. Said

About the Author

Edward W. Said (1935–2003) was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Literature and of Kings College Cambridge, his celebrated works include Orientalism, The End of the Peace Process, Power, Politics and Culture, and the memoir Out of Place. He is also the editor, with Christopher Hitchens, of Blaming the Victims, published by Verso. New Left Review published <a href="http://www.newleftreview.org/?view=2481">an obituary</a> in Nov–Dec 2003.

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Nancy Stohlman's books include The Monster Opera (2013), Searching for Suzi: a flash novel (2009), Live From Palestine (2003), and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (2010), an anthology of flash fiction that was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is a founding member of Fast Forward Press, the founder and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, and her work has been recently nominated for The Best of the Web.
Find out more about her at www.nancystohlman.com

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Do the members of the ISM realize that most Arab states don't recognize Israel within any borders?
Roger
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the conflict -- especially those who believe that they should support israel with knee-jerk reactions.
david horowitz
It was this book that made me realize just how malicious the ISM actually is and how much it has opposed truth, justice, peace, and human rights.
Jill Malter

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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By John C. Petrovato on May 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
The primary function of the ISM is to participate with Palestinians in locally organized non-violence resistance to Israeli occupation, and to bear witness to the ongoing humanitarian, political, and social crises of the region. Membership in this organization is composed of an international array of activists concerned with the Palestinian crisis, and the achievement of equity and justice in the area.

Some of the activities that ISM volunteers regularly participate includes: Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses at some of the many dozens of military checkpoints;

Participate in the removal of roadblocks that restrict Palestinian movement;

Participate in nonviolent marches, demonstrations, etc.; Media work - informing international media of what is occurring in the Occupied territories and put them in touch with those who may speak to them; Participate in the annual Olive harvest with Palestinian farmers who are at high risk of injury due to violent attacks by Israeli settlers; And work with communities that are being affected by the building of the so-called "security wall" and are seeking creative ways to bring attention to and to resist the stealing of their land and means of livelihood.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary L. Hanna on January 3, 2008
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I, too, have spent significant time in the West Bank: to name-call (as another reviewer did) the Internationals, Palestinians,and Israelis willing to put their lives on the line to promote a NONVIOLENT solution to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is nothing short of insulting and cowardly. Groups like the International Solidarity Movement, Womens International Peace Service, and Michigan Peace Team organize opportunities that give reprieve - however brief - to a people facing the daily onslaught of violence, discrimination, and intimidation. When someone has looked at you with tear-filled eyes to whole-heartedly thank you for giving them even a few moments of peace, you then indeed feel the impact of how one person CAN make a difference. "Peace Under Fire" reminds us of that fact - - as inconvenient and uncomfortable we may be with that responsibility.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MQ on August 5, 2006
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Dear Humans, Peace & Salam & Shalom.

I wrote one of the articles in that book. It's the truth as I saw it, on the ground. I didn't make any political comments... I just wrote down what I saw in front of my eyes. I also know personally one of the editors of that book, and she stood by me when Israeli soldiers were pointing guns at me, and I trust her absolutely. Regarding the rest of the authors, I have no idea whether it's the truth or not, but let's face it... everybody knows that the Palestinian people are being oppressed, that Israel is breaking International Law, and that Israel kills many more civilians than the Palestinian terrorists kill Israeli civilians. None of the authors of that book have to tell any falsehood, because the truth speaks against Israel.

Regarding Rachel Corrie, I talked to her on the phone about a week before she was murdered... she was unbelievably dynamic and lively at that time. Anybody who saw the photographs of her death, and who has an iota of humanity or justice in their hearts, would never pretend that her murder was anything but a crime. I'm truly sickened by those who weep at the death of their own, and yet try to paper over the murder of others.

I can't speak for anybody else, but I am strongly against the murder of Israeli civilians. However, as I said, the murder of Palestinian civilians is far more prevalent, so I decided to go out there to do something. I met with the most senior members of ISM, and I never heard a single person within that organization encourage violence in any way. On the contrary, ISM volunteers continued to practise peaceful activism in the face of Israeli tear gas, bullets, and beatings. You can talk all you want to talk, but I've been there, and I'm telling you something: Truth will prevail. It's just a matter of time. :)

Love,

Dr M Qureshi
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hussein Khalili on April 15, 2006
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This book is just a reflection of the situation in the ground in Palestine; it's only describing the life of people who live under brutal occupation. The book gives you a different point of view from the one which imposed on the mass by media machines.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By david horowitz on February 14, 2006
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I am known in many circles as a right-wing pundit who has supported Israel without question. In the past my many writings sought to illuminate the beauty of what is Israel and the evil that is Palestinian. I picked up this book so to review it for my on-line magazine and to my amazement, actually found myself inspired. The work that the international solidarity movement does is quite amazing and they changed my view of the conflict. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the conflict -- especially those who believe that they should support israel with knee-jerk reactions.
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