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Broken promises, broken dreams : stories of Jewish and Palestinian trauma and resilience / Alice Rothchild.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library DS119.76.R68 B7 2010 37684001095629 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780745329703
  • ISBN: 0745329705
  • ISBN: 0745329713
  • ISBN: 9780745329710
  • Physical Description: [xv], 283 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: London ; Pluto Press : 2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Jewish voices from Israel and the diaspora. My own story : family secrets -- Dr. Ruchama Marton : an allergy to lies -- Professor Daniel Bar-Tal : Danny! Think about it! -- Angela Godfey-Goldstein : Avodah Kodesh -- pt. 2. Palestinian trauma, resilience and resistance. Checkpoints : crossing the line -- Visiting the Mythaloon Maternity Home : like women everywhere -- A day in Nablus with Dr. Allam Jarrar : we will have just fun! -- Restrictions on access to health care : we are not animals -- A visit to Gaza : working in a war zone -- Visiting Rafah : just the bad face -- Military occupation : Samoud and sorrow -- pt. 3. The implications of knowing : complicity and dissent. Finding the voice for a just peace : seeing the human face.
Summary, etc.:
Annotation The tragedies of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are never far from the pages of the mainstream press. Yet it is rare to hear about the reality of life on the ground -- and it is rarer still when these voices belong to women. This book records the journey of a Jewish American physician travelling and working within Israel and the Occupied Territories. Alice Rothchild grew up in a family grounded by the traumas of the Holocaust and passionately devoted to Israel. This book recounts her experiences as she grapples with the reality of life in Israel and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. The new edition includes a new preface, two chapters on Israeli dissent and a chapter which explores the impact of a Palestinian home demolition and the work of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have joined together to form Combatants for Peace. Ultimately, the book raises troubling questions regarding US policy and the mainstream Jewish community's insistence on giving unquestioning support to all Israeli policy.
Subject: Arab-Israeli conflict > 1993- > Social aspects.
Arab-Israeli conflict > 1993- > Personal narratives.
Arab-Israeli conflict > 1993- > Occupied territories.
Palestinian Arabs > Attitudes.
Jews > Israel > Attitudes.

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