skip to content
Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief

Author: Asaf Romirowsky; Alexander H Joffe
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. It situates the operation within the context of the AFSC's attempts to exercise new influence on the separate issues of pacifism and disarmament at a time marked by US efforts to construct a Cold War security regime in the Middle  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asaf Romirowsky; Alexander H Joffe
ISBN: 9781137378163 1137378166 1137378174 9781137378170
OCLC Number: 855581305
Description: vi, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Studying the Palestine Arab Refugee Problem --
Early Scholarship on the Refugee Crisis --
1970s and 1980s --
The "New Historians" --
Scholarship-Advocacy --
Studying the AFSC and Relief Organizations --
The Quakers and the American Friends Service Committee: Origins of the Quakers and Quaker Ideology --
Friends and the AFSC from the Civil War to World War I --
Quakers and the Theology and Politics of American Protestant Missions in the Middle East --
World War II and European Refugee Relief 1945-1948 --
THE AFSC and the Politics of Pacifism --
The AFSC in the Middle East: The Official Origins of AFSC Involvement in the Middle East --
Religious Diplomacy and the Origins of AFSC Involvement in the Middle East --
AFSC and Palestine Arab Refugee Relief, Summer 1948 --
Institutionalizing Palestine Arab Relief --
How Many Refugees? --
AFSC in the Field: December 1948-Dccember 1949 --
Early Operations and Growing Concerns --
Pickett Goes to the Middle East and Changing Perceptions" in Early 1949 --
AFSC and the Politics of Regional Development --
AFSC, UNRPR, and Local Economies, Spring and Summer 1949 --
AFSC, the Economic Survey Mission, and Regional Development --
Internal Tensions and International Solutions, Fall 1949 --
The AFSC and UNRWA: The End of UNRPR --
The Last Gasp of American Voluntary Organizations --
AFSC as an UNRWA Contractor --
International Security and the Question of Reintegration --
AFSC Retrospectives on the UNRPR and UNRWA --
AFSC and the Middle East after 1953 --
Assessing the AFSC as an Early NGO --
AFSC, NGOs, UNRWA, and Moral Hazard --
AFSC, UNRWA, and the Question of Anti-Semitism --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe.
More information:

Abstract:

This book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. Using archival  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/855581305<\/a>> # Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"855581305<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Organization\/american_friends_service_committee<\/a>> ; # American Friends Service Committee.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/refugees<\/a>> ; # Refugees<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1051590<\/a>> ; # Palestinian Arabs<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/political_science_international_relations_diplomacy<\/a>> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE--International Relations--Diplomacy<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/political_science_ngos_non_governmental_organizations<\/a>> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE--NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/occupied_arab_territories<\/a>> ; # Occupied Arab territories<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/arab_israeli_conflict<\/a>> ; # Arab-Israeli conflict<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Organization\/united_nations_relief_and_works_agency_for_palestine_refugees_in_the_near_east<\/a>> ; # United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/refugees_palestinian_arab_gaza_strip_history_20th_century<\/a>> ; # Refugees, Palestinian Arab--Gaza Strip--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/362.87809531\/e23\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/political_science_political_ideologies_general<\/a>> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE--Political Ideologies--General<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Event\/1900_1999<\/a>> ; # 1900-1999<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/140196814<\/a>> ; # American Friends Service Committee.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1240021<\/a>> ; # Gaza Strip.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/palestinian_arabs_gaza_strip_history_20th_century<\/a>> ; # Palestinian Arabs--Gaza Strip--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/142614632<\/a>> ; # United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1092883<\/a>> ; # Refugees, Palestinian Arab<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/59240471<\/a>> ; # Alexander H. Joffe<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/307422113<\/a>> ; # Asaf Romirowsky<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"2013<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Studying the Palestine Arab Refugee Problem -- Early Scholarship on the Refugee Crisis -- 1970s and 1980s -- The \"New Historians\" -- Scholarship-Advocacy -- Studying the AFSC and Relief Organizations -- The Quakers and the American Friends Service Committee: Origins of the Quakers and Quaker Ideology -- Friends and the AFSC from the Civil War to World War I -- Quakers and the Theology and Politics of American Protestant Missions in the Middle East -- World War II and European Refugee Relief 1945-1948 -- THE AFSC and the Politics of Pacifism -- The AFSC in the Middle East: The Official Origins of AFSC Involvement in the Middle East -- Religious Diplomacy and the Origins of AFSC Involvement in the Middle East -- AFSC and Palestine Arab Refugee Relief, Summer 1948 -- Institutionalizing Palestine Arab Relief -- How Many Refugees? -- AFSC in the Field: December 1948-Dccember 1949 -- Early Operations and Growing Concerns -- Pickett Goes to the Middle East and Changing Perceptions\" in Early 1949 -- AFSC and the Politics of Regional Development -- AFSC, UNRPR, and Local Economies, Spring and Summer 1949 -- AFSC, the Economic Survey Mission, and Regional Development -- Internal Tensions and International Solutions, Fall 1949 -- The AFSC and UNRWA: The End of UNRPR -- The Last Gasp of American Voluntary Organizations -- AFSC as an UNRWA Contractor -- International Security and the Question of Reintegration -- AFSC Retrospectives on the UNRPR and UNRWA -- AFSC and the Middle East after 1953 -- Assessing the AFSC as an Early NGO -- AFSC, NGOs, UNRWA, and Moral Hazard -- AFSC, UNRWA, and the Question of Anti-Semitism -- Conclusions.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"\"This book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. It situates the operation within the context of the AFSC\'s attempts to exercise new influence on the separate issues of pacifism and disarmament at a time marked by US efforts to construct a Cold War security regime in the Middle East and British efforts to retain influence and bases in Arab countries. Using archival data, oral histories, diplomatic documents, and biographical and autobiographical accounts, the authors provide a detailed look at internal decision-making in an early non-governmental organization where beliefs regarding the requirement to provide refugees with skills for self-reliance clashed with intractable political and cultural realities and the realization that only full repatriation or resettlement elsewhere would solve the problem (a lesson that UNRWA and the international community learned only decades later). Faced with impossible solutions, the Quakers withdrew. The story of AFSC involvement in Gaza shows that refugee relief is always political and that humanitarianism can prolong the problems it seeks to solve\"--<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/1791227698<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"History<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:image<\/a> <http:\/\/www.netread.com\/jcusers2\/bk1388\/163\/9781137378163\/image\/lgcover.9781137378163.jpg<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Religion, politics, and the origins of Palestine refugee relief<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"855581305<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781137378170<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781137378163<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\numbel:isLike<\/a> <http:\/\/bnb.data.bl.uk\/id\/resource\/GBB389942<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/855581305<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/362.87809531\/e23\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Event\/1900_1999<\/a>> # 1900-1999<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Event<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"1900-1999<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Organization\/american_friends_service_committee<\/a>> # American Friends Service Committee.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"American Friends Service Committee.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Organization\/united_nations_relief_and_works_agency_for_palestine_refugees_in_the_near_east<\/a>> # United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/arab_israeli_conflict<\/a>> # Arab-Israeli conflict<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Arab-Israeli conflict<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/occupied_arab_territories<\/a>> # Occupied Arab territories<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Occupied Arab territories<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/palestinian_arabs_gaza_strip_history_20th_century<\/a>> # Palestinian Arabs--Gaza Strip--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010104972<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Palestinian Arabs--Gaza Strip--History--20th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/political_science_international_relations_diplomacy<\/a>> # POLITICAL SCIENCE--International Relations--Diplomacy<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"POLITICAL SCIENCE--International Relations--Diplomacy<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/political_science_ngos_non_governmental_organizations<\/a>> # POLITICAL SCIENCE--NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"POLITICAL SCIENCE--NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/political_science_political_ideologies_general<\/a>> # POLITICAL SCIENCE--Political Ideologies--General<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"POLITICAL SCIENCE--Political Ideologies--General<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/refugees<\/a>> # Refugees<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Refugees<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1791227698#Topic\/refugees_palestinian_arab_gaza_strip_history_20th_century<\/a>> # Refugees, Palestinian Arab--Gaza Strip--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2001002300<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Refugees, Palestinian Arab--Gaza Strip--History--20th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"nyu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1051590<\/a>> # Palestinian Arabs<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Palestinian Arabs<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1092883<\/a>> # Refugees, Palestinian Arab<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Refugees, Palestinian Arab<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1240021<\/a>> # Gaza Strip.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Gaza Strip.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/140196814<\/a>> # American Friends Service Committee.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"American Friends Service Committee.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/142614632<\/a>> # United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/307422113<\/a>> # Asaf Romirowsky<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Romirowsky<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Asaf<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Asaf Romirowsky<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/59240471<\/a>> # Alexander H. Joffe<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Joffe<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Alexander H.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Alexander H. Joffe<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781137378163<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"1137378166<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9781137378163<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781137378170<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"1137378174<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9781137378170<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n