We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager--An Unlikely Friendship
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We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager--An Unlikely Friendship

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Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall of 2000.
But two years later, Middle East correspondent Sylke Tempel encouraged Amal and Odelia to develop their friendshi...more
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Ann
The premise for this book is amazing. The honesty, sometimes scarily haunting, between these two girls, tells the reader more than the news will ever be able to impart. I felt the book's weakness stemmed from the writer/editor who allowed the exchange to happen. She could have done a much better job--especially for a young adult audience--of helping the reader to understand the politics of the area, i.e. who is who, the place names and their significance, etc. The glossary was somewhat helpful;...more
Judith
An important look at two sides of a conflict. I was moved the the genuine empathy and compassion expressed by two deeply caring young women.Should be compulsory reading for all those who feel they are on the "right" side in this war affecting the world.
Nancy
Mar 22, 2011 Nancy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nancy by: Sam
Sam read this in school for an English unit on persuasive writing. I didn't think that either girl was really persuasive, yet their views were interesting and I learned a lot from this book.
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it was good....
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Amal Rifa'i, an eighteen-year-old Palestinian, plans to study special education in an Israeli college.
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We Just Want To Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager, An Unlikely Friendship Vogliamo vivere qui tutt'e due. Un'amicizia difficile a Gerusalemme

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