The Question of Palestine

by Edward W. Said

James Cornwall | Published in 30 Jun 1980

This book sets out to pose the question of Palestine: it is unable to provide a satisfactory answer. This is hardly surprising given the complexities of the subject: its author is strictly partisan, pleading the 'Palestinian case' in the bitter debate over the state of Israel. Edward Said is himself an expatriate Palestinian now domiciled in the USA. He is a Professor of English at Columbia University and a member of the Palestine National Council. His complaint is that the American public, with its influential Jewish lobby, denies the claim for Palestinian independence.

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