This compelling book takes the reader behind the headlines of the confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians, examining its human dimension and setting it in a balanced historical context. In his search for understanding, Daniel Gavron talks to Israelis and Palestinians of all backgrounds and shades of opinion. Politicians and economists, entrepreneurs and writers, psychologists and teachers, men and women, veterans and youngsters, fervent militants and pragmatic realists all speak in these pages. We hear the Palestinian fighter and the Israeli soldier, the Jewish settler and the Arab Israeli, the negotiators from the opposite sides of the table, the bereaved parents. Reflecting the excruciating agony of both societies, these diverse voices emphasize the basic humanity of both peoples.
Born in London in 1935, Daniel Gavron emigrated to Israel in 1961. A long-time journalist, he has been a reporter for the Israel National Radio and the Jerusalem Post. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Commentary, the Wall Street Journal, and Ariel. His broadcasts have been aired on NBC and National Public Radio. He was a member of the team that founded Palestine-Israel Journal and the author of Walking Through Israel (Houghton Mifflin), Israel After Begin (Houghton Mifflin), and The Kibbutz: Awakening from Utopia (Rowman & Littlefield).
Chapter 1 Chronology Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I Yesterday Chapter 4 Chapter 1: The Unsolved Problem Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Nasser Eddin Nashashibi: Palestinian Patrician Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Lova Eliav: Israeli Pioneer Part 7 Part II Today Chapter 8 Chapter 4: The Reluctant Warriors Chapter 9 Abdulla Abu-Hadid: For a Two-State Solution Chapter 10 Nir Shoshani: "Each Time It's More Difficult" Chapter 11 Adi Eilat: Courage to Refuse Chapter 12 Jonathan Kuttab: The Nonviolent Militant Chapter 13 Chapter 5: The Price Chapter 14 Yitzhak Frankenthal, Israeli Bereaved Parent Chapter 15 Tariq Essawi, Palestinian Bereaved Parent Chapter 16 Mariet Khouri: Ubiquitous Trauma Chapter 17 Zehava Solomon: Selective Trauma Chapter 18 Baiga Shochat: Peace Means Prosperity Chapter 19 Samir Huleileh: Preventive Action Now Chapter 20 Chapter 6: The Entanglement Chapter 21 Meira Dolev and Amit Segal, Second-Generation Settlers Chapter 22 Sayed Kashu, The Invisible Man Chapter 23 Menahem Froman, The Maverick Settler Part 24 Part III Tomorrow Chapter 25 Chapter 7: The Impossible Solution Chapter 26 Chapter 8: The Improbable Solution