Presentation of “The Hundred Years War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance”17 May 2023. From 19:00 | Presentation | English | Catalan | IEMed, Barcelona
The Hundred Years War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance is the account of the war against the Palestinians by Rashid Ismail Khalidi, the leading American historian of the Middle East. Of Lebanese Palestinian origin, Khalidi leads us in this essay through the course of the conflict from an explicitly Palestinian perspective.
Drawing on extensive desk research and private reports from members of his family — mayors, judges, scholars, diplomats and journalists — Khalidi challenges accepted interpretations of the conflict. The author traces a hundred years of colonial war against the Palestinians – waged first by the Zionist movement and later by Israel, but backed by Great Britain and the United States – highlighting the key episodes: from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the destruction of Palestine in 1948 , from the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 to the endless and futile peace process.
Rashid Ismail Khalidi is an American historian and writer of Palestinian and Lebanese origin, specialised in the Middle East. He received a BA from Yale University, and later received a doctorate in history from the Oxford University, with a thesis on British policy in the Middle East before the First World War. He has been Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Chicago and at Columbia University, where he currently serves as the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies. He was also an adviser to the Palestinian delegation in the peace negotiations that concluded with the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993.
This presentation at the IEMed (Girona, 20 – Barcelona) of the Spanish edition “Palestina. Cien años de colonialismo y resistencia” (2023, Capitán Swing) will be in Catalan and English (with simultaneous translation).
The event can also be followed live on IEMed’s youtube.