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Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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In this moving account of the barriers between Israelis and Palestinians, leading Israeli journalist Isabel Kershner traces the route of the wall Israel is building and reports its profound effects on people living on both sides. Kershner provides rich and insightful portraits of Israeli settlers feeling abandoned on the wrong side of the fence; Palestinian farmers angry a ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by St. Martin's Press
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Jul 28, 2011 Rahadyan rated it it was amazing
CAVEAT: While the author of Barrier, Isabel Kershner, is a colleague of mine, I do not know her well. That said, take this review with that in mind.

About 20 years ago, I had read Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem, finishing it during the course of a long commute one weekday morning. I was so incensed by the blindness and stupidity on both sides of the Israel/Palestine conflict, that I leaped out of my skin after exiting the subway and a colleague said hello to me.

And while I'd had Isab
Oct 01, 2009 Clare added it
Excellent. Nuanced, fair, and never boring, as each chapter revolves around one or a few key or representative figures from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both sides of the Wall. Certainly not boring if you live in Jerusalem and realize you are mere kilometers or steps away from the bomb sites, the riot grounds, the Wall itself. Barrier was published in 2005, so some things are out of date (especially the chapter on Gaza) but there is still a wall, there is still the conflict, and nothing is ...more
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