Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Growing Up in Palestine 2. Peace and War 3. Occupation and Education 4. Targeting Birzeit 5. Developing Birzeit 6. 'Cells of Illegal Education' 7. 'Shaking Off' and Being Shaken 8. Not Obeying Orders 10. Harassment and Hair Gel 11. Preaching to the Choir Appendix i Chronology - Birzeit University Appendix ii Deportation Statement from Hanna Nasir November 74 Appendix iii Israeli lies and half-truths 16 January 1979 Appendix iv Press release from BZU after 1979 closure Appendix v BZU press release after opening in April 1992 Appendix vi Report from 5 Hebrew University professors on order 854 - 1980 Appendix vii-a Example of Required loyalty oath. A Commitment form - 1982-3 Appendix vii-b work permit A with item 18 - 1980 Appendix vii-c work permit B without item 18 - 1980 Appendix viii Letter to Secretary Baker - March 1992 Location of Photograph and Maps Map-Photograph Captions
Gabi Baramki was a major figure in the Palestinian resistance movement, who devoted his life to education at Birzeit University, including 19 years as President of the University. He co-founded the PEACE and was awarded the Medal Palme Academique by the French Ministry of Education. He is the author of Peaceful Resistance (Pluto, 2009).
'Gabi Baramki's tireless devotion to Birzeit University has allowed
the institution to survive and even thrive against incredible odds'
-- President Jimmy Carter, from the Foreword
'A tribute to the humanity of Palestinians, individually and collectively, who have managed to prevail under the most dehumanising conditions of the Israeli military occupation. An authentic and powerful act of affirmation' -- Dr Hanan Ashrawi
'Told with humanity, dignity and humour, Birzeit's personal story is a beacon of hope in a troubled world' -- Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE
An inspiring account' -- Paolo Cotta-Ramusino Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs