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Palestinians, 1981–2003

Luca Ricolfi

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the suicide missions (SMs) related to the Arab-Israeli conflict that took place from 1981 to December 2003. SMs are a relatively recent phenomenon in the Middle East, with only ... More


. The Evil Incident

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the popular legends that float around the Bank and Strip, much is made of Yasin's paralysis. The accident is commonly viewed as the source of his power. As they say, truly great men bear the signs ... More


. Splits in the Brain

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Despite its swift rise to power in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Hamas did not become a topic of debate outside Palestine until the early 1990s. There were two basic schools of thought, both ... More


. The Mechanical Waving Hand of a Keffiyah-Clad Manikin

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the summer of 1994, Arafat suddenly appeared in the sands of Gaza after an absence as long as the occupation. Thousands of Palestinians thronged the streets of the newly autonomous realm, hoping ... More


. The Crazy Girl

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Islam

There is a tree that grows in Gaza that Yusuf said was called al-majnuna, “the crazy girl”. Its huge blossoms are unnatural, shockingly hot orange that cascade downward in flaming clusters. The ... More


. Look with Your Ears, My Friend

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The induction ceremony had been held shortly after they first arrived in Gaza. Yusuf had led them in to Beach Camp, then under siege by what seemed like hundreds of Israeli soldiers. The mass ... More


. Lunch with Hasan

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter documents the authors' lunch conversation with Hasan, the older brother of Yusuf's best friend, Jamal. Hasan's family house was situated at the major war zone between Bani Suhaial and ... More


Alan Dowty, The Jewish State: A Century Later. University of California Press, 1998. 337 pp.

Ira Sharkansky

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0041
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, The Jewish State: A Century Late by Alan Dowty is presented. Dowty's book is a tour de force in its presentation of issues relevant to Israeli politics. He surveys Israel's ... More


Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

Sara Roy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159676
eISBN:
9781400848942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159676.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Many in the United States and Israel believe that Hamas is nothing but a terrorist organization, and that its social sector serves merely to recruit new supporters for its violent agenda. Based on ... More


Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kanaana

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520062924
eISBN:
9780520908734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520062924.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is more than a collection of previously unpublished folktales. By combining expertise in English literature and anthropology, it brings to these tales an integral method of study that ... More


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