Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Welcome to the IPSC Online Store. Here you can purchase gift items for yourself, your friends or family that will help support the work of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

You can now order items with PAYPAL using just your credit or debit card.

If you don’t want to pay online, to purchase any of the items please print out the Order Form and return it with a cheque/postal order/bank draft to the following address: IPSC, 18 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Cheques should be made payable to made payable to ‘Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign’.

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Please note that all prices are in Euro (€) and include the cost of Postage and Packaging, and all money goes to fund the activities of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign – a non-profit organisation that campaigns for the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people as enshrined in international law.

"Life In Palestine" 2018 Calendar (IPSC)

lipcal18A great gift for friends and family this Christmas, the theme of this year’s Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign calendar is ‘Life in Palestine’, and every month explores a different aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians, and the difficulties and injustices they face living under Israeli’s apartheid system and military occupation. It begins in January with the Israeli occupation and depopulation of the Latrun area, and ends in December with a message from Palestinian Christians asking for justice. There are plentiful notes for taking action, boycotting Israeli products, and supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement accompanying every month, along with a timeline of modern Palestinian history.

Click here for some selected images.

We produce this calendar every year because we wish to convey to the Irish public that every day Palestine remains the hearts of the Palestinian people, whether they live in their homeland, in the disapora or are one of the millions of Palestinians in exile. We hope that people will use it both as an awareness raising and informational tool, and as a guide to taking action to help the Palestinian people end Israel’s system of apartheid, military occupation and forced exile.

Speaking at the launch of the calendar, Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha said: “As we close this 50th year of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, it is my honour as Lord Mayor to launch the latest ‘Life In Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The calendar provides a valuable insight into the daily and historical injustices faced by the Palestinian people as they struggle for the freedom, justice, equality and peace that has been so long denied them. The Calendar also has lots of useful information about companies and institutions that profit from Israel’s military occupation and war crimes, and, importantly, how to avoid spending money that will help them profit further.”

 

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"Colors from Palestine" 2018 Calendar

darwishhcal18The theme of this years’ Resistance Art calendar is a tribute to the famous Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008).  The beautiful artworks in the calendar are the work of great Palestinian artists, living and dead, including the likes of Suleiman Mansour, Ghassan Kanafani, Jumana El Husseini and Ismail Shammout.

Click here to see a selection of the images.

A great gift for friends and family this Christmas.

Perhaps I’m still alive somewhere
Aware of what I want…
One day I’ll become what I want
One day I will become a thought
that no sword or book can
dispatch to the wasteland
A thought equal to rain on a mountain
split open by a blade of grass
where power will not triumph
and justice is not fugitive

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Palestinian Football Jersey (Classic)

The IPSC is proud to be the only Irish distributor of the famous and much sought after Palestinian football jerseys. Please see below for asizes – all sizes are mens’ sizes.

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X-Large – Chest 46in (116mm) x Length 31in (79mm)

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Palestinian Football Shirt (2013 Home kit design)

football2013sWe are happy to announce that we are now stocking the beautiful 2013 Palestinian home kit football jerseys as well as the Classic kit. This would make a great present for someone who already has the classic kit. Please see below for sizes – all sizes are mens’ sizes.

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Small (OUT OF STOCK) Chest 38in (96mm) x Length 28in (71mm)
Medium (OUT OF STOCK) Chest 40in (101mm) x Length 29in (73mm)
Large(OUT OF STOCK) Chest 42in (106mm) x Length 30in (76mm)
X-Large – Chest 46in (116mm) x Length 31in (79mm)

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Palestinian Keffiyeh Scarves

Traditionally worn by Palestinian peasants, the keffiyeh became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the Arab Revolt of the 1930s. Its prominence increased in the 1960s with the beginning of the Palestinian resistance movement, and in the late 1980s it became a potent symbol of resistance during the First Intifada.

These keffiyehs were made in the last keffiyeh factory in Palestine, the Hirbawi Textile Factory, located in Hebron (Al-Khalil), and are available in both black and white and red and white patterns.

Watch an Al Jazeera documentary about the the Hirbawi factory by clicking here.

 

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IPSC Christmas Cards - The Wall

Imagine the bewilderment of the three wise men if they tried to bring their gifts to Bethlehem today. Their path would be blocked by Israel’s Apartheid Wall and it’s doubtful if they would be allowed through the checkpoints.

The full colour image was painted by Irish artist Colm Mac Athlaoich. Inside the card, on the bottom left it says: “The image portrays the three wise men obstructed on their journey by the ‘apartheid’ wall being built by Israel on Palestinian land. This illegal structure acts as a prison wall, blocking the aspiration of all Palestinians to freedom and self-determination.”

On the right is a simple greeting in Irish and English: Nollaig Shona / Happy Christmas. Each pack contains ten cards.

The cards are A6 size, printed on high-quality card, with envelopes included.

Sending this card will let your friends and family know what’s happening in Palestine, reminding them how Israel’s Apartheid Wall is strangling Bethlehem – the spiritual home
of Christmas.

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IPSC Christmas Cards - Madonna and Child

This Christmas remember Palestine by sending this beautiful rendering of the Madonna and Child featuring the Palestinian flag and star of Bethlehem. The full colour image was painted by Irish artist and human rights activist Freda Hughes (Note: The image on the card does not contain the artist’s name).

On the inside is a simple greeting in Irish and English:

This Christmas remember Palestine / Cuimhnigh ar an bPalaistín an Nollaig seo.

The cards are A6 size, printed on high-quality card, with envelopes included. Each pack contains ten cards. (Note – the watermark of the artist is not present on the cards)

Sending this card will let your friends and family know what’s happening in Palestine, reminding them to spare a though for Palestine this Christmas.

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Palestinian Flag

These quality Palestinian flags are 5ft x 3ft in size. Ideal for bringing along to demonstrations, or just hanging on your wall.

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Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Pin Badge (Crossed Flags)

Always wear your Irish solidarity with Palestine with pride by sporting this beautiful enamel pin badge. Size 25mm x 12mm.

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Palestinian Neck Scarves

These beautiful neck scarves sporting the Palestinian colours along with a traditional Palestinian keffiyeh pattern were made in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.

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Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Pin Badge (Round Flags)

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Always wear your Irish solidarity with Palestine with pride by sporting this beautiful enamel Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign pin badge. Size 25mm x 25mm.

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Palestine Wristbands

wristbandsWear your solidarity with Palestine on your sleeve with these stylish rubber wristband bands in black or white. Each band has the word ‘Palestine’ printed twice, and two flags.

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Palestine Bead Bracelets

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Wear your solidarity with the Palestinian people on your sleeve with these beautiful elasticated bead bracelets in the colours of the Palestinian flag.

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Book: 'Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict' by Norman Finkelstein

ngfimageA fully updated second edition of Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso), by Norman G. Finkelstein. First published in 1995, this acclaimed study challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.

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  • “…the most revealing study of the historical background of the conflict and the current peace agreement. ”
  • “Norman Finkelstein is one of the most radical and hard-hitting critics of the official Zionist version of the Arab-Israeli conflict and of the historians who support this version. … The book makes a major contribution to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict which deserves to be widely read, especially in the United States. ”
  • “Anyone interested in seeing justice brought to the Middle East must read this book. ”
  • “…this thoroughly documented book is guaranteed to stimulate and provoke. It will be required reading in the continuing war of the historians. ”
  • “…a thought-provoking work which calls into question many of the accepted ‘truths’ associated with the Israel-Palestine conflict. ”

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Book: 'Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance' by Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby

popproPopular Protest in Palestine (Pluto, 2015) provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), but it is prefaced by a historical review of the thread of unarmed civil resistance that has run throughout the history of the Palestinian liberation struggle.

It informs a contemporary readership about this under-emphasised dimension of the Palestinian struggle, arguing that at the present juncture the popular resistance movement, especially in the West Bank, is the most significant form of struggle against the ongoing occupation.

Popular Protest in Palestine also addresses the international dimensions of the Palestinian struggle, focusing in particular on the BDS campaign, the role of international solidarity activists in the OPT and beyond, and the changing forms of engagement developed by international agencies seeking to work on the roots of the conflict whilst fulfilling their humanitarian aid mandates.

About The Authors

Marwan Darweish is Principal Lecturer in Peace Studies at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. He has extensive experience in conflict transformation and peacebuilding across the Middle East region and internationally. He co-edited Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary themes and challenges (Pluto 2012).

Andrew Rigby is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies, Coventry University where he was the founding director of the Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Studies. He is the author of 14 books covering various aspects of nonviolent theory and practice, uncluding Justice and Reconciliation: After the Violence (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001).

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Book: 'Return: A Palestinian Memoir' by Ghada Karmi

Return.inddReturn (Verso, 2015, hardback ) An extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home, from the author of In Search of Fatima.

“The journey filled me with bitterness and grief. I remember looking down on a nighttime Tel Aviv from the windows of a place taking me back to London and thinking hopelessly, ‘flotsam and jetsam, that’s what we’ve become, scattered and divided. There’s no room for us or our memories here. And it won’t be reversed.’”

Having grown up in Britain following her family’s exile from Palestine, doctor, author and academic Ghada Karmi leaves her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland. She starts work with the Palestinian Authority and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel’s occupation.

In her quest, she takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most intractable conflict zones and one of the major issues of our time. Visiting places she has not seen since childhood, her unique insights reveal a militarised and barely recognisable homeland, and her home in Jerusalem, like much of the West Bank, occupied by strangers. Her encounters with politicians, fellow Palestinians, and Israeli soldiers cause her to question what role exiles like her have in the future of their country and whether return is truly possible.

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  • “A hauntingly written, remorselessly honest, and surely long lasting account of Palestinian loss and struggle.”
  • “Personal, warm and accessible, Return describes a life trajectory that captures the story of modern Palestine in a most unique and sensitive way. Beautifully written, it brings to the fore the human being behind the colonized, occupied and fragmented realities of present-day Israel and Palestine. It is an individual journey into the heart of the occupation’s darkness, where people, and not abstract ideas, are struggling with the impossibility of leading a normal life, or any life at all.”
  • “This moving memoir takes us to the heart of a conflict that must be resolved if we are to have a peaceful and viable world; Karmi gives us a valuable insight into the impasse in which the Palestinian people find themselves and enables us to experience the anomaly of their situation.”
  • “Ghada Karmi is versatile, cosmopolitan and highly intelligent, and comes across as both self-absorbed and deeply committed to the struggle for Palestinian rights. In Search of Fatima was a beautifully written and moving narrative of her displacement from Jerusalem in 1948 set against the backdrop of the major political events that shaped the course of modern Palestinian history. Return is both a sequel and a stand-alone memoir. On display is the same fluent writing style, the psychological insight and the outstanding skill for mixing the personal with the political.”
  • “Eloquent and moving.”

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Book: 'The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza' by Max Blumenthal

51daywBest-selling author Max Blumenthal reports on Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza in July 2014 in The 51 Day War (Verso, 2015).

Beginning July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes and a ground invasion of Gaza that lasted fifty-one days, leaving over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were civilians. During the assault, at least 10,000 homes were destroyed and, according to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Palestinians were displaced.

Max Blumenthal was on the ground during what he argues was an entirely avoidable catastrophe. In this explosive work of reportage, Blumenthal reveals the harrowing conditions and cynical deceptions that led to the ruinous war. Here, for the first time, Blumenthal unearths and presents shocking evidence of atrocities he gathered in the rubble of Gaza.

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  • “Max Blumenthal’s new book about this Israeli attack [is] so compelling, so necessary … It humanizes this event like nothing else I’ve read … The book is filled with very well-documented history, facts and statistics relevant to what the Israeli military calls Operation Protective Edge. And all of those are both interesting and important.”
  • “This will be the definitive history of the Israeli war of 2014 against Gaza. Blumenthal has once again demonstrated his devotion to truth and justice.”
  • “Max Blumenthal audaciously takes in-your-face, on-the-ground journalism into the realm of geopolitics.”
  • “To really understand what happened, read Max Blumenthal’s The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. His concision and clarity are established in the introduction”
  • “Max Blumenthal has spent the last decade transforming himself into one of the most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power with fearlessness and integrity. As with his previous books, The 51 Day War is sure to be talked about for years to come.”

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Book: 'Palestine's Horizon: Toward a Just Peace' by Richard Falk

After enduring years of violent occupation, the Palestinian community is now exploring different avenues for peace. These include the pursuit of rights under international law in venues such as the UN and International Criminal Court, while establishing a new emphasis on global solidarity and non-violent action through the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, among others. Richard Falk has been working within and studying the Israel/Palestine conflict for several decades, and in Palestine’s Horizon, he looks closely at these transformations, offering a close analysis of one of the most controversial issues of our times.

Falk explores the intricacies and interconnections within the history and politics of Israel and Palestine, while delving into the complicated relationships the conflict has created within the global community. He refutes the notion that the Palestinian struggle is a lost cause and offers new tactics and possibilities for change. He also puts the ongoing conflict in context, reflecting on the legacy of Edward Said and drawing on the importance of his ideas as a humanist model for peace that is mindful of the formidable difficulties that come with achieving a solution to the long struggle. One of the most established and authoritative voices on the conflict, Falk now presents his most sustained and focused historical overview to date.

“For almost half a century…Falk has brought powerful moral and legal insights to debates about order and justice in world politics.” – Foreign Affairs

“Falk’s contributions have been so vast and so consistent – they combine unparalleled experience and scholarship. This is a wonderful collection of his longtime work on Palestine and Israel in a single and accessible volume.” – Noura Erekat, George Mason University

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Book: 'Ten Myths About Israel' by Ilan Pappe

The myths—and reality—behind the state of Israel: In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupation, the outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the most contested ideas concerning the origins and identity of the contemporary state of Israel.

The “ten myths” that Pappe explores—repeated endlessly in the media, enforced by the military, accepted without question by the world’s governments—reinforce the regional status quo. He explores the claim that Palestine was an empty land at the time of the Balfour Declaration, as well as the formation of Zionism and its role in the early decades of nation building. He asks whether the Palestinians voluntarily left their homeland in 1948, and whether June 1967 was a war of “no choice.” Turning to the myths surrounding the failures of the Camp David Accords and the official reasons for the attacks on Gaza, Pappe explains why the two-state solution is no longer viable.

“One of the most prominent Israeli political dissidents living in exile … He is also one of the few Israeli students of the conflict who write about the Palestinian side with real knowledge and empathy.” – Avi Shlaim, Guardian

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Book: 'The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction (4th Ed)' by Gregory Harms & Todd M. Ferry

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is confusing and often misleading. In The Palestine-Israel Conflict, Gregory Harms and Todd M. Ferry provide an authoritative introduction to the topic. Balanced, accessible, and annotated, it covers the full history of the region from Biblical times up to the present.

Perfect for both general readers and students, it offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in historical context. This fourth edition brings us up to date with a new introduction, conclusion, and material covering recent events: Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian unity deal between Fatah and Hamas, and ongoing Palestinian resistance, America’s Middle East policy, and the election of Trump.

​Cutting through layers of confused and inconsistent information, this new edition of The Palestine-Israel Conflict will clarify the ongoing struggle for all readers.

‘This superior and remarkably thorough, if brief, study of the Holy Land enigma is strongly recommended as an introduction.’ –Choice

‘a tour de force in the depth and breadth of its research and in its clarity.’ John K. Cooley, veteran foreign correspondent and author on the Middle East ‘an indispensable, basic introduction’ –Gabriel Kolko, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto

‘Gregory Harms has taken an enormously complex issue and made it engagingly accessible. An intelligent, thoughtful and comprehensive introduction to a terribly and consistently misunderstood conflict.’ –Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

‘This work, written with a relaxed informality, is especially good at highlighting key issues. It will be helpful to students and to adult readers…’ -Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Penn State University

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Book: 'Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel' by David Cronin

“His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object.”

This is the infamous Balfour Declaration, which began one hundred years of conflict with the Palestinian people. Penned in 1917 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, these words had an immense impact on history that still emanates a century later. In the controversial, fast-paced Balfour’s Shadow, David Cronin traces the story of the rhetorical and practical assistance that Britain has given to the Zionist movement and the state of Israel since that day. Skillfully and engagingly written, Balfour’s Shadow uses previously unreleased sources and archives to reveal a new side to an old story. Cronin focuses on important historical events such as the Arab Revolt, the Nakba and establishment of the state, the ‘56 and ‘67 wars, the Cold War, and controversial public figures like Tony Blair. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Cronin provides a fascinating take on this oft-maligned, important history.

About the author

David Cronin is an Irish journalist and author who reports on the EU from Brussels. He has written for The Irish Times, The Guardian, Inter Press Service, TheJournal.ie, Electronic Intifada and others. His previous books include Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War (Pluto, 2013) and Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation (Pluto, 2010).

Robert Fisk, journalist and author
“Perhaps the most dramatic centenary account of the Balfour Declaration …  Valuable research into British support for Israel.”

Tim Llewellyn, former BBC Middle East Correspondent
“Cronin describes vividly how, by deception, Britain’s imperial designs and perceived need for international Jewish support in wartime gave birth to the Balfour Declaration of November 1917, which handed Arab Palestine to the Zionist Movement, as a ‘Jewish national home’ or Jewish state. Cronin examines Britain’s continuing pernicious, deadly and lucrative relationship with Israel, its political support for Israel’s war crimes, and theft of Arab land and the mutual arms trade.”

Nur Masalha, editor of Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies
“It is not surprising that each year the November anniversary of the Balfour promise is celebrated by British friends of Israel and mourned by millions of dispossessed Palestinian refugees. Speaking the truth about the catastrophic consequences of British support for Zionism, this amply documented book shows how Britain erected and for decades maintained the scaffolding that gave birth to a settler-colonial state in Palestine and the Palestinian Nakba. Acknowledging Britain’s moral responsibility towards the Palestinians is a key message of this timely and courageous book. A must read for those seeking truth and reconciliation in the Middle East.”

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Book: 'Israel and Palestine Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations' by Avi Shlaim

Acclaimed reflections on the causes and consequences of the Israel-Palestine conflict: With characteristic rigor and readability, Avi Shlaim reflects on a range of key issues, transformations and personalities in the Israel–Palestine conflict. From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the 2008 invasion of Gaza, Israel and Palestine places current events in their proper historical perspective, and assesses the impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Edward Said and Benny Morris. It also re-examines the United States’ influential role in the conflict, and explores the many missed opportunities for peace and progress. Clear-eyed and meticulous, Israel and Palestine is an essential tool for understanding the fractured history and future prospects of the region.

“Highly recommended: Everyone interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—general readers and academics alike—will want to consult this book.” – Choice

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Books: 'A Child in Palestine: The Cartoons of Naji al-Ali'

The first collection by the leading Palestinian political cartoonist, introduced by Joe Sacco, the author of the groundbreaking graphic novel Palestine.

Naji al-Ali grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in the south Lebanese city of Sidon, where his gift for drawing was discovered by the Palestinian poet Ghassan Kanafani in the late 1950s. Early the following decade he left for Kuwait, embarking on a thirty-year career that would see his cartoons published daily in newspapers from Cairo to Beirut, London to Paris.

Resolutely independent and unaligned to any political party, Naji al-Ali strove to speak to and for the ordinary Arab people; the pointed satire of his stark, symbolic cartoons brought him widespread renown. Through his most celebrated creation, the witness-child Handala, al-Ali criticized the brutality of Israeli occupation, the venality and corruption of the regimes in the region, and the suffering of the Palestinian people, earning him many powerful enemies and the soubriquet “the Palestinian Malcolm X.”

For the first time in book form, A Child in Palestine presents the work of one of the Arab world’s greatest cartoonists, revered throughout the region for his outspokenness, honesty and humanity.

“That was when the character Handala was born. The young, barefoot Handala was a symbol of my childhood. He was the age I was when I had left Palestine and, in a sense, I am still that age today and I feel that I can recall and sense every bush, every stone, every house and every tree I passed when I was a child in Palestine. The character of Handala was a sort of icon that protected my soul from falling whenever I felt sluggish or I was ignoring my duty. That child was like a splash of fresh water on my forehead, bringing me to attention and keeping me from error and loss. He was the arrow of the compass, pointing steadily towards Palestine. Not just Palestine in geographical terms, but Palestine in its humanitarian sense—the symbol of a just cause, whether it is located in Egypt, Vietnam or South Africa.”Naji al-Ali, in conversation with Radwa Ashour

This is a ground-breaking book. For the first time, Western readers are beckoned into Palestinian lives by the graphic warmth, inspiration and horror of the cartoonist Naji al-Ali, whose iconic Hanthala is our witness and conscience, imploring, rightly, that we never forget. – John Pilger

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