Ghada Karmi (Arabic: øºø§ø¯ø© ùø±ù
ùŠâŽ, Ghädah Karmi) (1939-) is a Palestinian doctor of medicine, author and academic. She writes frequently on Palestinian issues in newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Nation and Journal of Palestine Studies. She is a fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Arab & Islamic studies at Exeter University . She has been writing in favour of the one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1990.
 Early life
Karmi was born in Jerusalem, and in her 2002 autobiography, In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story, she describes growing up in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Katamon, with its mixture of Christian and Muslim Palestinians. Among the family friends and neighbors was Khalil al-Sakakini and his family. With her family she was forced to flee in the 1948 Nakba. The family eventually settled in the neighbourhood of Golders Green, in London, England, where her father, Hasan Sa'id Karmi, worked for the BBC Arabic service.
She studied and became a doctor of medicine, graduating from the University of Bristol in 1964. Initially Karmi practised as a physician, specialising in the health and social conditions of ethnic minorities, migrants and asylum seekers. Since 1972 she has been politically active for the Palestinian cause and gained a doctorate in the history of Arabic medicine from London University.
In 1998 she visited her childhood home in Katamon for the first time since 1948.
She is an associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University. She is also vice-chair of the Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)
She delivered the Edward Said Memorial lecture at the University of Adelaide, Australia in October, 2007
 Bibliography, books (partial)
- Al-Hassan, Ahmad Y.; Ghada Karmi & Nizar Namnum (eds.) Proceedings of the First International Symposium for the History of Arabic Science 5â12 April 1976. Volume II. Papers in European Languages. Aleppo: University of Aleppo, Institute for the History of Arabic Science, 1978.
- Karmi, Ghada: Multicultural Health Care: Current Practice and Future Policy in Medical Education ISBN 0-7279-0940-1 British Medical Association, London, 1995,
- Karmi, Ghada (Ed.) with a contribution by Edward Said: Jerusalem Today: What Future for the Peace Process? ISBN 0-86372-226-1 Ithaca Press, 1996
- Karmi, Ghada: The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998. Ithaca Press 1999
- Karmi, Ghada: In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story ISBN 1-85984-694-7 Verso 2002
- Karmi, Ghada: Married to another man: Israel's dilemma in Palestine, Pluto press, 2007, ISBN 0745320651
 Bibliography, articles by Ghada Karmi (partial list)
- "The 1948 Exodus: A Family Story" in Journal of Palestine Studies 23, no. 2 (Win. 1994): 31-40.
- U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem Is Misguided and Illegal January/February 1997, p. 14 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
- A Muslim at the feast The Tablet, 11 April 1998
- Leaving the lemon tree in The Tablet, 25 April 1998
- "After the Nakba: An Experience of Exile in England" in Journal of Palestine Studies 28, no. 3 (Spr. 1999): 52-63.
- Kosovars and Palestinians, The Nation, 20 May 1999 (7 June 1999 issue)
- With much malice aforethought in Al-Ahram Weekly, 2â8 September 1999
- Denial and the future of peace in Al-Ahram Weekly, 6â12 April 2000
- The future of peace: A Palestinian view 31 October 2000, BBC
- Fussing over a red herring in Al-Ahram Weekly, 22 February 2001
- A Secular Democratic State in Historic Palestine: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Al-Adab (Lebanon), July 2002
- The map must show a way home, The Guardian, 6 June 2003
- Edward Said and the politics of dispossession 9â15 October 2003 Issue No. 659 Al-Ahram Weekly
- A very Arab obsession 20â26 November 2003, Issue No. 665, Al-Ahram Weekly
- Time to remember 22â28 January 2004, Issue No. 674, Al-Ahram
- Zionism is Still the Issue, Dissident Voice, 2 February 2004
- Sharon is not the Problem: It's the Nature of Zionist Ideology 20 February 2004, CounterPunch
- By any means necessary, The Guardian, 18 March 2004
- Vanishing the Palestinians; The World Looks on Ineffectually 17/ 18 July 2004, CounterPunch
- After Arafat: Sharon is Still Not Ready to Make Peace 10 November 2004, CounterPunch
- Who killed Yasser Arafat? 11â17 November 2004 Issue No. 716, Al-Ahram Weekly
- Gaza hysteria 25 August 2005, issue 757, Al-Ahram Weekly
- With no Palestinian state in sight, aid becomes an adjunct to occupation, The Guardian, 5 January 2006
- Where is the global outcry at this continuing cruelty?, The Guardian, 15 May 2006
- These shameful events have humiliated the Arab world, The Guardian, 2 January 2007
- Derek Summerfield, Colin Green, Ghada Karmi, David Halpin, Pauline Cutting, 125 other doctors: Israeli boycotts: gesture politics or a moral imperative?, 21 April 2007, The Guardian
- Ghada Karmi (pro-boycott) Andy Charlwood (against the boycott): Perspectives on the boycott debate, 11 June 2007, The Guardian
- Weapon of the weak, 13 July 2007, Haaretz
- A historic anomaly, 17 July 2007, The Guardian,
- Israelâs cost to the Arabs, September 2008, Le Monde diplomatique
- Intellectual terrorism, 25 October 2007, Guardian: Comment is Free,
- Taking sides in the debate over the Middle East, 29 October 2007, The Guardian
- Colin Green, Asad Khan, Ghada Karmi, Chris Burns-Cox, Martin Birnstingl, David Halpin, Derek Summerfield: Medical ethical violations in Gaza, 6 December 2007, The Lancet
- A one-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis , 30 May 2008, The Christian Science Monitor
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