The unique model of apartheid, colonisation and military occupation that Israel imposes on the Palestinians, along with myriad violations of international law, have made Palestine the moral cause of a generation. Yet many people continue to ask, 'what can we do?'
Generation Palestine helps to answer this question by bringing together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The movement aims to pressure Israel until it complies with International Law, mirroring the model that was successfully utilised against South African apartheid.
With essays written by a wide selection of contributors, Generation Palestine follows the BDS movement's model of inclusivity and collaboration. Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, Iain Banks, Ronnie Kasrils, Professor Richard Falk, Ilan Pappe, Omar Barghouti, Ramzy Baroud and Archbishop Attallah Hannah, alongside other internationally acclaimed artists, writers, academics and grassroots activists.
Rich Wiles is a photographic artist, writer and activist, whose work has been widely exhibited internationally. His books include Behind the Wall (Potomac Books, 2010) and Generation Palestine (Pluto, 2013).
Acknowledgements by Rich Wiles Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu Part I: BDS: The Historical Context 1. BDS: Palestine's Global Battle that must be Won by Ramzy Baroud 2. Boycott, Bricks and the Four Pillars of the South African Struggle by Ronnie Kasrils 3. India's Freedom Struggle and Today's BDS Movement by Prabir Purukayathra and Ayesha Kidwai 4. The US Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement: Lessons and Applications for the Palestinian Liberation Movement by Kali Akuno Part II: The Palestinian Call for BDS 5. The 2005 Palestinian Call for BDS - Official Text of the BDS Call 6. Why Palestinians Called for BDS by Raji Sorani 7. Self-Determination and the Right of Return: Interlinked and Indivisible Rights by Nidal al-Azza 8. Levelling the Scales by Force: Thoughts on Normalisation by Rifat Odeh Kassis 9. International Law, Apartheid, and Israeli Responses to BDS by Richard Falk 10. Towards a Just and Lasting Peace: Kairos Palestine and the Lead of the Palestinian Church by Archbishop Atallah Hanna Part III: Economy, Academia and Culture 11. BDS: Perspectives of an Israeli Economist by Shir Hever 12. Colonialism, the Peace Process and the Academic Boycott - Ilan Pappe 13. Faithless in the Holy Land: A Musician's Journey to Boycott by Dave Randall 14. Our People by Iain Banks 15. Why We Back the Boycott Campaign by Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and Rebecca O'Brien Part IV: Activists and Activism 16. Derailing Veoli by Adri Nieuwhof 17. The Case of the Edinburgh 5 by Mick Napier 18. Worker to Worker Solidarity: BDS in the Trade Union Movement - Rafeef Ziadeh 19. The Derry versus Raytheon Struggle by Eamonn McCann 20. Israeli Apartheid Week: A Gauge of the Global BDS Campaign by Hazem Jamjoum Part V: BDS - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 21. Palestine's South Africa Moment has Finally Arrived by Omar Barghouti Notes on Contributors Index