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A land without borders : my journey around East Jerusalem and the West Bank
A land without borders : my journey around East Jerusalem and the West Bank
Baram, Nir2017
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Award-winning journalist and author Nir Baram spent a year and a half travelling around the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In this fascinating recount of that journey, Baram navigates the conflict-ridden regions and hostile terrain to speak with a wide range of people, among them Palestinian-Israeli citizens trapped behind the separation wall in Jerusalem and Jewish settlers determined to forge new lives on the West Bank. Baram also talks to children on Kibbutz Nirim who lived through the war in Gaza, and ex-prisoners from Fatah who, after spending years detained in Israeli jails, are now promoting a peace initiative. And he returns again and again to Jerusalem, city of his birth, where a hushed civil war is in full swing. A Land Without Borders is a clear-eyed, compassionate and essential guide to understanding a complex reality; a perceptive and sensitive exploration of a labyrinthine conflict and the experiences of the people ensnared in it, by one of the most distinctive writers working in Israel today.
Main title:
A land without borders : my journey around East Jerusalem and the West Bank / Nir Baram ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen.
Imprint:
Melbourne : The Text Publishing Company, 2017.
Collation:
284 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Hebrew.First published in Isreal, 2015 in Hebrew by Am Oved as In a Land Beyond the Mountains ; First published in English in 2017 by The Text Publishing Company.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: You Must Learn How to Listen to the Land -- 1.They Yelled Allahu Akbar -- Balata Refugee Camp -- 2.Yes, We're In A Post-Two-State Era -- El Matan Outpost and Ma'ale Shomron Settlement -- 3.You're The First Jew He's Ever Seen -- Ramallah -- 4.I See Gaza From My Window -- Kibbutz Nirim -- 5.I Feel Al-Aqsa In All My Body -- East Jerusalem -- 6.Do You Want To Be A King Or A Prophet? -- Kedumim and Elon Moreh -- 7.The Closest Thing To Hell -- Palestinian Jerusalem beyond the Separation Wall -- 8.You Can't Sweep A Tiger Under The Rug -- Otniel Yeshiva, Gush Etzion -- 9.Us Here, Them Here -- Beit Jala, Bethlehem -- 10.Where Are The Arabs Here, Anyway? -- The Itamar Outposts and Yanun -- 11.One State, Five States-As Long As There's Free Passage -- Barta'a -- 12.One Day There'll Be A Very Big Noise -- Jabel Mukaber and Ras al-Amud, East Jerusalem -- Afterword.
ISBN:
97819253552229781922253804 (invalid)9781911231080 (invalid)
Dewey class:
956.94
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryHistory956.94 BARAvailable
Brighton LibraryHistory956.94 BARAvailable
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