CANAAN, Tawfik. Conflict in the Land of Peace. Jerusalem, [Syrian Orphanage Press], 1936.
8vo. Original printed card wrappers; pp. 118; a very good copy of a great rarity.
First edition. 'Tawfik Canaan was a physician, and author, an advocate for the Palestinian cause, and a prominent scholar who is little known outside specialized circles. He graduated from medical school in 1905 and immediately began a career in which he occupied medical and administrative positions in several Jerusalem-area hospitals and clinics until his retirement at age 75 … Canaan's political position was clearly expressed in two works of his, namely, The Palestine Arab Cause and Conflict in the Land of Peace, both written in 1936.' (Khaled Nashef, Tawfik Canaan: His Life and Works, online). In this pamphlet he deals with Jewish claims that the settlers largely improve the infrastucture of Mandate Palestine, and that thiir Arab neighbours were useless at deveploing their country. As a doctor he states that the lowering of the water level of Lake Tiberias for hydro-electricity increased the malaria risk. The British authorities classifed Canaan's political writings as subversive.
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