Sheri's Reviews > An Improbable Friendship: Two Prominent Women, a Palestinian and a Jew, Join Hands to Fight for Peace

An Improbable Friendship by Anthony David
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bookshelves: good-history-book

As I know very little about the history of Israel and Palestine I found this book to be a great introduction. It actually starts just before WWII so it covers a lot of history. It represents both Israeli and Palestinian view points through Ruth Dayan (Israeli) and Raymonda Tawil (Palestinian) and their friendship. With Ruth having been married and divorced from Moshe Dayan and Raymonda having such close ties to Yasser Arafat (her daughter was married to him) it is able to cover much history of the conflict between the two cultures.

It can be a little difficult to keep track of the characters initially as the names and roles (and there are many) are a bit difficult to keep track of. I found it to be a very good read and one that at times was hard to put down.

I would definitely recommend this book.

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Reading Progress

September 2, 2016 – Started Reading
September 19, 2016 – Shelved
September 19, 2016 – Shelved as: good-history-book
September 19, 2016 – Finished Reading

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