The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance

01 January 2020

Rashid Khalidi

In this book, the historian Rashid Khalidi draws on his family archives, including the reports of scholars, judges and journalists, to chronicle the explicit denial of nationhood for Palestinians throughout the twentieth century. He begins in 1899, when the mayor of Jerusalem—who was an ancestor of Khalidi’s—reportedly wrote a letter apprehending the dangers of creating a Jewish national home in Palestine, and said, “in the name of God, let Palestine be left alone.” The author also traces the history of Palestinian nationalism and the role of Britain and the United States.

Hachette, 336 pages, Rs 599