Friday, January 9, 2009

United Nations Condemns Actions in Gaza

The Voice of America (VOA) News reports January 9, 2009 that an official of the United Nations (UN) condemns the violence inflicted upon civilians by Hamas and Israeli forces and is pushing for a war crimes investigation ("UN Emergency Session Deals With Gaza Crisis"). The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay mentioned that attacks on relief workers in Gaza forced the shutdown of U.N. aid in Gaza. Israel defended its air strikes as necessary to protect Israeli civilians, but Hamas criticized the intensity of Israel's fire power that has caused civilian deaths.

Review selected library titles related to the Arab-Israeli conflict at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a book, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3219 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
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  • West Bank
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Palestinian Arabs
Hamas vs. Fatah book coverHamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine by Jonathan Schanzer - Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
call number: 956.953 Sch
"Neophytes to the tangled world of Palestine's internal conflict will be treated to a serious, no-frills account; those readers more familiar with the issues will enjoy how Schanzer weaves a web of connectivity between the Palestinian conflict with Israel" - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

The Arab-Israeli Conflict book coverThe Arab-Israeli Conflict by Kirsten E. Schulze - Pearson Longman, 2008
call number: 956.04 Sch
"General audiences and students of international history will appreciate the straightforward style of this book, which describes why this historic conflict has become the focus of Muslim politics throughout the world." - Book News, Inc. summary excerpt

The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace by Aaron David Miller - Bantam Books, 2008
call number: 956.05 Mil
"Career diplomat Miller provides an impressively candid appraisal of Middle East peace efforts. Drawing from his extensive experience and 160 interviews with presidents, advisers and negotiators, he apportions censure and praise with an even hand, sparing not even his failures or those of his colleagues." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

Victory for Us book coverVictory for Us Is To See You Suffer: In the West Bank with the Palestinians and the Israelis by Philip C. Winslow - Beacon Press, 2007
call number: 956.953 Win
"Winslow balances the Palestinian struggle to maneuver through an ever-growing web of walls, checkpoints and Israeli military operations in the West Bank, with close attention to Israel's legitimate defense needs and the fear created by Palestinian terrorism." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt

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