Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs
Rashid Khalidi: The Hundred Years' War on Palestine
Join the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs on Wednesday, March 24th, for a live conversation between Jeffrey Sachs and Rashid Khalidi, author of this month's featured book The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017.
Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials and the reports of generations of family members—mayors, judges, scholars, diplomats, and journalists—The Hundred Years' War on Palestine upends accepted interpretations of the conflict, which tend, at best, to describe a tragic clash between two peoples with claims to the same territory. Instead, Khalidi traces a hundred years of colonial war on the Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and then Israel, but backed by Britain and the United States, the great powers of the age. He highlights the key episodes in this colonial campaign, from the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the destruction of Palestine in 1948, from Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon to the endless and futile peace process.
Please note that you do NOT have to have read the book to join the live session. However, we encourage you to join the Book Club on edX to access a book excerpt, supporting resources, and a forum where you can discussThe Hundred Years' War on Palestine with Book Club members from around the world.