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Giulia Daniele, Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken (London and New York: Routledge, 2014). 179 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-0-415-72245-2

Giulia Daniele, Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet... Holy Land Studies 13.2 (2014): 253­258 Edinburgh University Press © Holy Land Studies www.euppublishing.com/hls Book Reviews Joint Palestinian-Israeli Women's Peace Activism Giulia Daniele, Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken (London and New York: Routledge, 2014). 179 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-0-41572245-2 It is not easy to write this review in the midst of the July 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza and following the Israeli terror campaign after the killing of three young settlers. This book asks how Palestinian and Israeli women's narrative identities affect recognition and reconciliation but the current situation makes me wonder if the issue is identities, reconciliation or recognition. Indeed, having explored the history of joint Palestinian and Israeli women's `peace activism', Giulia Daniele concludes that recognition is ultimately not enough. In other words, joint women's peace activism in Palestine-Israel, despite some positive achievements, has proven unable to shift the unequal balance of power, where the Israeli settler-colonial enterprise considers itself victimised by the resistance of the occupied, and thus entitled to maintain hostile military, administrative and legal rule, with the message that the Israeli occupiers have the right to morally `shame the Palestinians for using violence, for resisting, for rejecting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Holy Land Studies Edinburgh University Press

Giulia Daniele, Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken (London and New York: Routledge, 2014). 179 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-0-415-72245-2

Holy Land Studies , Volume 13 (2): 253 – Nov 1, 2014

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Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Holy Land Studies, 2014
Subject
Book Reviews; Islamic Studies
ISSN
1474-9475
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1750-0125
DOI
10.3366/hls.2014.0095
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Holy Land Studies 13.2 (2014): 253­258 Edinburgh University Press © Holy Land Studies www.euppublishing.com/hls Book Reviews Joint Palestinian-Israeli Women's Peace Activism Giulia Daniele, Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken (London and New York: Routledge, 2014). 179 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-0-41572245-2 It is not easy to write this review in the midst of the July 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza and following the Israeli terror campaign after the killing of three young settlers. This book asks how Palestinian and Israeli women's narrative identities affect recognition and reconciliation but the current situation makes me wonder if the issue is identities, reconciliation or recognition. Indeed, having explored the history of joint Palestinian and Israeli women's `peace activism', Giulia Daniele concludes that recognition is ultimately not enough. In other words, joint women's peace activism in Palestine-Israel, despite some positive achievements, has proven unable to shift the unequal balance of power, where the Israeli settler-colonial enterprise considers itself victimised by the resistance of the occupied, and thus entitled to maintain hostile military, administrative and legal rule, with the message that the Israeli occupiers have the right to morally `shame the Palestinians for using violence, for resisting, for rejecting

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Holy Land StudiesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2014

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