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 Author Nir Baram
ISBN-10 1925355225
ISBN-13 9781925355222
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 200
Language English
Publisher Text Publishing Company
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From horror to fatigue to indifference an important look forward and back that provides a grass roots sense An honest and troubling snapshot of Israelboth Palestinian and Israelithat reveals the creeping realization that a two state solution may no longer be possible Kirkus starred review Throughout their youth Nir Barams generation were bombarded with news about the Israeli Palestinian conflictthe injustices the wrongdoings the killings Over the decades the horror and despair had become habithe noticed people had begun to give up on the possibility of resolution Yet as Baram notes the vast majority of Israelisas well as international onlookers know next to nothing about life on the West Bank the area at the heart of the conflict they have spent their adult lives dissecting Most have never visited the occupied territories and thus the debate revolves around a theoretical ill defined area sketched out in our political imagination This book of reportage emerged from the authors realization that Israel is separated from the West Bank not only by checkpoints but also more significantly by a cognitive barrier And so began his quest to understand the occupation from both sides The result is an essential and nuanced journey through places and experiences that receive little coverage Baram widely considered one of the most important intellectual voices in Israel today faces painful challenges to his personal political views and his hopes for a more peaceful future Nir Baram has worked as a journalist editor and advocate for Palestinian rights He is the author of five novels in Hebrew In 2010 he received the Prime Ministers Award for Hebrew Literature

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