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Shifting Sands: Jewish Women Confront the Israeli Occupation
In 1949 Jerusalem, a young girl knows better than to ask about the sudden darkness in nearby Lifta. She carries the memory of a place once filled with the sounds of stone-cutting men and the sight of women in long, brightly embroidered dresses carrying fruit baskets on their heads. Sixty years later, she finally faces the answer to her own unspoken question. In 2009, an 85 ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 28th 2010 by Whole World Press
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In this collection of essays, editor and writer Osie Gabriel Adelfang has brought together a number of compelling pro-Palestinian voices from among Jewish American women. They all speak to the need for Israel to engage in good faith in the long-postponed peace process which would grant Palestinians the right to live free and independent of their IDF occupiers. More than that, as much for Israel as Palestine, they argue for the need to recognize Palestinians as human beings with full human rights ...more
Jul 12, 2010 mim rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in current events, history, the middle east, justice, compassion.
Because this book has first hand accounts and personal recollections, and is not some academic discussion, I found it very moving. The brief history was excellent since I didn't have a clear view of that before. The essays were all well written. There are black and white photos and maps that also give a good understanding of what is being written about. If you have any interest in finding out more about the situation in Israel/Palestine, this is a good book to read. It's very timely considering ...more
Not the typical book that I'd choose to read but this was enlightening. Some of the essays were harder to read than others; a few of them were absolutely enthralling. If you lack perspective on this issue then this book will be an eye-opener. If you are cynical, it will make you question what we hear in the media. I recommend giving it a try.