Since its release in 2009 Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide has become an essential primer for undergraduate students and activists getting to grips with the Palestine/Israel conflict for the first time. Ben White skillfully distils the work of academics and experts into a highly accessible introduction.
This new updated and expanded edition includes information on the Israeli blockade and attacks on the Gaza Strip since 2008, new policies targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel and the growth of the global Boycott Divestment Sanctions campaign.
Packed with vital information, quotations and resources, Israeli Apartheid never loses the human touch. The book is rooted in the author's extensive personal experience in Palestine and includes testimonies by Palestinians describing how Israeli apartheid affects their daily lives.
Ben White is a journalist and analyst, who has been visiting and writing about Palestine for over a decade. His books include Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide (Pluto, 2014), and Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel (Pluto, 2018). His articles have been published by the Guardian, Independent, Newsweek Middle East, and many others. Ben is a frequent guest expert on Al Jazeera, and is a contributor for Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.
'An essential guide for understanding Israeli apartheid - both the history, and the day to day reality' - Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land (2007)
'An excellent guide for understanding the magnitude of the crimes committed against the Palestinians and the nature of their present suffering and oppression' - Ilan Pappe, author of Out of the Frame
'A highly commendable effort to throw light on a fraught subject' - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
'This book takes on the most complex arenas of injustice and contested history, and renders them accessible, lucid, and morally compelling' - Karma Nabulsi, University of Oxford
'This little book is an invaluable tool' - Raymond Deane, The Electronic Intifada 'White's thesis is well researched, well argued and copiously referenced' - Susan de Muth, The Palestine Chronicle