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Book Review: “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters” awakens memories
"Kanj’s story is unique in that it is his personal experience, but it is at the same time one that most Palestinians can understand through their own experiences in a different camp, country or occupied village. It is, as Kanj puts it, an experience of dispossession which unites an “enduring nation in exile,” wherever they may be. For Palestinians and non-Palestinians alike, Children of Catastrophe offers an important glimpse into the refugee life most people would have difficulty imagining."
"...Quigley argues that the reality of Palestine statehood has serious implications. These implications include a shift in the way Israel can leverage power over the Palestinians, the position Palestine can have in the United Nations to more effectively argue its case and the ability to participate in treaties and specialized UN agencies that can be of benefit."
"...it should come as no surprise that the stalling of these most recent peace talks can easily be understood when one considers the leadership personality of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the effect of that leadership personality on the process. It was, of course, Binyamin Netanyahu who boldly claimed responsibility for torpedoing the Oslo peace process on video and further claimed that the United States could easily be manipulated."