Ramzy Baroud is a veteran journalist and former producer for Al-Jazeera TV. This is his comprehensive account of the momentous events of the last five years which shaped the political landscape not only of Palestine and Israel but of the entire Middle East region. Addressing the most controversial issues, including the alarming escalation in suicide bombings, and the construction of the Separation Wall, he reports on the huge rate of unemployment and hunger in the Occupied Territories -- statistics so critical that NGOs compare their magnitude to African nations such as the Congo. From the brutality of the Israeli army to the ever-compromising nature of the Palestinian Authority, few are spared Baroud's thoughtful critique. The book is clear and concise, with one chapter dedicated to the major events of each year, and includes a comprehensive timeline.
Ramzy Baroud is a syndicated columnist, veteran journalist and Editor-in-Chief of PalestineChronicle.com. He has appeared on numerous television programs including CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, National Public Radio and Al-Jazeera. His previous books include Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion (2003) and The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto, 2006).
Dedication Acknowledgements Preface Foreward - Kathy and Bill Christison Introduction - Jennifer Lowenstein 1: The Intifada Takes Off (2000-2001) 2: Intifada International (2002) 3: Calls for Reform (2003) 4: Profound Changes, Insurmountable Challenges - 2004 5: End of the Intifada (2005) Epilogue Appendix I - Total deaths and other losses during the Second Palestinian Uprising Appendix II - Map of the West Bank and Gaza including the Separation Wall and Settlements location Appendix III - Intifada Timeline: 2000-2005 Recommended Readings Index