Book — xvi, 464 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
The first Intifada : a variety of perspectives
The significance of nonviolent struggle : strategies and potential
Historical review : early use of nonviolent sanctions by Palestinians
Historical organizing and leading precedents
Women at the forefront of nonviolent strategies
Movements of students, prisoners, and work committees
"We chose to accept occupation"
East Jerusalem activist intellectuals : new ideas prepare the way
The Intifada, or, "Shaking off"
The end of the first Intifada
This is the remarkable, previously untold account of the first Palestinian intafada.In "A Quiet Revolution", Mary King has written a remarkable and previously untold account of the first intafada, which was characterized by a massive nonviolent social mobilization rooted in popular committees that were often steered by women. The form of power chosen by the Palestinians debunks the notion of the first intafada as violent. From the 1987 uprising would arise cogent pressure to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel, with its inherent acceptance of the permanence of the state of Israel.Drawing on the history of nonviolent movements, from the techniques of Martin Luther King Jr. in the American South to the Czechs and Slovaks' velvet revolution to the Serbian activists who brought down Slobodan Milosevic - King argues that it is only through nonviolent strategies that a negotiated peace can be achieved with Israel. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A prominent Israeli journalist explores the Middle East peace process, from its humble beginnings in Morocco in the early 1970s to the martyrdom of Yitzhak Rabin in the mid-1990s. (source: Nielsen Book Data)