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The Resource In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family, Lis Harris

In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family, Lis Harris

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In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family
Title
In Jerusalem
Title remainder
three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family
Statement of responsibility
Lis Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
"An entirely fresh take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that examines the life-shaping reverberations of wars and ongoing tensions upon the everyday lives of families in Jerusalem. A secular, diaspora Jew, Lis Harris grew up with the knowledge of thehistorical wrongs done to Jews. In adulthood, she developed a growing awareness of the wrongs they in turn had done to the Palestinian people. It gave her an intense desire to understand how the Israelis' history led them to where they are now. However,she found that top-down political accounts and insider assessments made the lives of those most affected seem like chess pieces. What she wanted was to register the effects of the country's seemingly never-ending conflict on the lives of successive generations. Shuttling back and forth over ten years between East and West Jerusalem, Harris got to know two families: the Israeli Pinczowers/Ezrahis and the Palestinian Abuleils. She came to know members of each family young and old, religious and secular, male and female. As they shared their histories with her, she looked at how each family survived the losses and dislocations that defined their lives; how, in a region where war and its threat were part of the very air they breathed, they gave children hopefor their future; and how the adults' understanding of the conflict evolved over time. Combined with a decade of historical research and political analysis, Harris creates a living portrait of one of the most complicated and controversial conflicts of our time"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Harris, Lis
Dewey number
956.94/4205
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinczower family
  • Ezrahi family
  • Abuleil family
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Jews
  • Jerusalem
  • West Bank
Label
In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family, Lis Harris
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00344147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
230 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Whitehots
Isbn
9780807029688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family, Lis Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00344147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
230 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Whitehots
Isbn
9780807029688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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