Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity is a collection of selected essays by Lenni Brenner and Matthew Quest that discusses the historical response of African American freedom movements to the colonial settler state of Israel and its role in American Imperialism in the Middle East.
Among other topics and controversies, these essays provide independent analysis of Stokely Carmichael, James Forman, the Black Panther Party, Malcolm X, Harold Cruse, the Nation of Islam, Israel's relationship to Apartheid South Africa, and the recent conflict between Alice Walker and the Anti-Defamation League.
Brenner and Quest offer concise portraits of the Palestine freedom movement, the meanings of Zionism, and Black-Jewish disputes about ethnic pluralism in the United States. Through nuanced discussions of racism, capitalism, imperialism, and state power, their work helps to clarify one of the most controversial legacies of the Black Power movement.
Lenni Brenner is also the author of Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, The Iron Wall: Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir, The Lesser Evil: A History of the Democratic Party, and editor of 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis.
Matthew Quest was co-editor of the Palestine Solidarity Review from 2002 to 2005 and has taught American History, World History, Caribbean History, and Africana Studies most recently at Georgia State University.
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