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Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Nancy Gallagher


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resulted in the longest-standing refugee crisis in the world today. Based on new archival research and interviews with surviving participants, this book considers one early effort to resolve that crisis while offering helpful lessons for current efforts at conflict resolution in the Middle East and elsewhere. When war broke out in Palestine in 1948, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker service organization, had just won the Nobel Peace Prize for its peacemaking endeavors and its service to war refugees during the Second World War. On the ... More

Keywords: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, refugees, Middle East, American Friends Service Committee, Nobel Peace Prize, peacemaking, Gaza, Arabs, Jews, Quakers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789774161056
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161056.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Gallagher, author