New BADIL Publications
“Experiencing the Right of Return, Palestinian Refugees Visit Bosnia”
This 20 video documents a study visit of a delegation of Palestinian refugees to Bosnia-Herzegovina in June 2002. The delegation, comprised of refugees from Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Europe traveled to Bosnia in order to understand: What was done and how? What didn’t work and why? What are the lessons for Palestinians and their struggle for the implementation of the right of return and real property restitution?
Producer (Copyright): BADIL Resource Center.
Technical Production: ISIS for Audio-Visual Production.
Director: Alexander Goekjian.
Forced Migration Review (FMR): FMR is the in-house journal of the Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. FMR is a 48-page magazine published three / four times a year in English, Spanish and Arabic and produced in collaboration with the Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council. FMR is distributed to relief and development NGOs, human rights agencies, Red Cross/Crescent offices, UNHCR, UNICEF and other UN agencies, bilateral donors, refugee camps, research institutes, foreign and interior ministries and university, national and public libraries. FMR serves the humanitarian community by providing a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced people in order to improve policy and practice and to involve refugees and IDPs in programme design and implementation. By: publishing concise jargon-free articles by practitioners, researchers and displaced people which share information, experience and policy recommendations global dissemination: FMR in English, Arabic and Spanish is distributed to almost six thousand organisations and individuals in 150 countries; Southern institutions and displaced people receive FMR for free; full-text versions of articles are available online without charge encouraging networking and information exchange in the field of forced migration by providing news of publications, Internet resources and conferences promoting wider public knowledge of, and respect for, the UN Refugee Convention and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
Current and back issues of the English language version are online at www.fmreview.org and in Arabic at www.hijra.org.uk.
Contact: Editors, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK
Palestinian Land Rights in Israel
Hussein Abu Hussein and Fiona McKay
The struggle for land has been a key element of the conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine for the past hundred years. While international attention focuses on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, legally outside Israel's boundaries, there is another dimension to the land question altogether. Nearly one-fifth of Israel's population is Palestinian. This book examines how Israeli land policy today inhibits access to land for its own Arab citizens even within the 1948 boundaries of the state of Israel.
Its authors - one a Palestinian lawyer and Israeli citizen, the other a British international human rights lawyer who worked in Israel for many years - examine the system of land ownership, the acquisition and administration of public land, and the control of land use through planning and housing regulations. The book reveals that the law is used to discriminate against non-Jewish citizens and restrict Israeli Palestinians' access to land. The authors demonstrate that Israeli land policies breach international human rights standards and that these standards could be used as a basis to challenge discriminatory policies.
The book may be ordered from Zed Books, www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk
HbISBN 1 84277 122 1 £ 49.95 $75.00
PbISBN 1 84277 123 X £ 15.95 $25.00
Beer Sheba and Gaza Map 1948
Second Edition, February 2003
This map, produced by the Palestine Land Society, covers an area which has been largely unknown or misunderstood. It provides information 77 Bedouin clans in the Beer Sheba and Gaza area, including their location in 1948, their expulsion, their current place of refuge and their land claims. The map is based on travellers and military maps before WWI, British Mandate maps, papers of the Beer Sheba District Officer Aref al-Aref, information from Beer Sheba Societies in Gaza, Jordan and Israel, and personal interviews.
Scale 1:120,000. Size: 70 x 100 cm.