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Children of Bethany: The Story of a Palestinian Family

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This is the remarkable story of the Palestinians written with insight from the personal experiences of a Palestinian Arab.

In the 1920s and 1930s, life in the peaceful village of Bethany, outside Jerusalem, was dominated by its flamboyant headman, Khalil Aburish, guardian of the tomb of Lazarus. Said Aburish, grandson of the headman, relates the vivid history of his family
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Hardcover, 243 pages
Published November 1st 1989 by Indiana University Press (first published 1988)
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Kymberlie
Dec 05, 2008 Kymberlie rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kymberlie by: Ziad Abu-Rish
If you don't want to read a history book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, read this book instead. It's the story of one family from about 1900 to the 1980's. I love this writer's style.
Rebecca
May 12, 2008 Rebecca rated it really liked it
An insight via 1 family's history to the life of Arabs in Palestine. Eye opening for me as a resident of middle east. Good one for all readers...
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Palestinian-Egyptian journalist and writer.

Born to a Palestinian father and Egyptian mother, Aburish attended school in Jerusalem and Beirut. He returned to Beirut in the 1950s as a reporter for Radio Free Europe and the London Daily Mail.

Over the years, Aburish has written extensively about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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