Sabra and Shatila

by Abraham Weizfeld



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/20/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781438964027
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781491845189

About the Book

At this time of the 60th commemoration for the 1948 Palestinian Nakba/ethnic cleansing of 88% of the Palestinian Arab population from what became the Zionist State of Israel, this second edition of the documentary study 'Sabra & Shatila' brings us to contemplate the 'pogrom' of these refugee camps resulting in some 3,000 deaths over a three-day period. The orginal edition, in 1984, gave a voice for the Jewish oppositon to the rampage and tragedy of Zionism.

About the Author

Abraham Weizfeld is an activist, since 1967, with the Palestinian and socialist movements of Canada and Quebec, including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Raised in a refugee Jewish family of parents who escaped the ghettos of Warsaw and Lublin, he carries the heritage of the Jewish Workers' Bund of Warsaw, a socialist Jewish movement that contested the Zionist minority tendency in the Jewish political culture. His two published works are Sabra and Shatila (1984, 2009) and The End of Zionism: and the liberation of the Jewish People (Clarity, 1989), and anthology of Jewish dissident writings. A new edition by Clarity Press will become available. After meeting Yasser Arafat in Beirut, during the 1980 solidarity conference, he worked as assistant to the unofficial Palestine Embassy during the first Israel invasion of Lebanon in 1982-85. His doctoral thesis accepted in the Departement de science politique at the Universite du Quebec Montreal, in 2005 with the Faculte de science politique et droit, critiqued the Hegelian concept of 'Nation-State'. The Thesis is entitled 'Nation, Society and The State: the reconciliation of Palestinian and Jewish Nationhood'. Co-founder of the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians, Weizfeld works to build the international Jewish opposition.