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Writings on the Wall
Palestinian Oral Histories
collected by the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem

Thomas Suárez

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A remarkable collection of brief testaments by everyday Palestinians, here organised and annotated by Thomas Suárez.

The book begins with an Introduction in which Suárez gets to the root of the so-called 'conflict', free of mystification. His annotations and numerous photographs provide background to these testimonies of people living under a seven-decade military occupation. This is a book that truly ‘sees through walls’.

From Miriam Margolyes, BAFTA Award-winning actress:
“At last, a chance to hear the voices of Palestinians being punished simply for their homes being in a place that others wanted. If you think you understand the Palestine-Israel conflict, read this.”

From the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, concerning Israel's apartheid Wall:
“[We express our] grave concern about the continuing construction, contrary to international law, by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem ... in departure from the Armistice Line of 1949 ... [and] the failure of the Government of Israel to cooperate...”

First published 2019 by Skyscraper Publications
20 Crab Tree Close, Bloxham, Oxon OX15 4SE, U.K.
Copyright © 2019 Thomas Suárez
256 pp, softcover


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About the author

Thomas Suárez has written and spoken extensively on the issue of Palestine.

His previous book, on terrorism and the creation of the Israeli state, was praised by the eminent Israel historian Ilan Pappé as “the first comprehensive and structured analysis of the violence and terror employed by the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel against the people of Palestine.”

A Juilliard-trained violinist who has performed around the world, he is a former faculty member of Palestine’s National Conservatory of Music.



copyright 2019, Thomas Suárez