Where the Line Is Drawn

Where the Line Is Drawn

A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine

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"A moving account of one man's border crossings-both literal and figurative-by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War In what has become a classic of Middle Eastern literature, Raja Shehadeh, in Palestinian Walks, wrote of his treks through the hills surrounding Ramallah over a period of three decades under Israel's occupation. In Where the Line Is Drawn, Shehadeh explores how occupation has affected him personally, chronicling the various crossings that he undertook into Israel over a period of forty years to visit friends and family, to enjoy the sea, to argue before the Israeli courts, and to negotiate failed peace agreements. Those forty years also saw him develop a close friendship with Henry, a Canadian Jew who immigrated to Israel at around the same time Shehadeh returned to Palestine from studying in London. While offering an unforgettably poignant exploration of Palestinian-Israeli relationships, Where the Line Is Drawn also provides an anatomy of friendship and an exploration of whether, in the bleakest of circumstances, it is possible for bonds to transcend political divisions"--
Publisher: New York NY :, New Press, The,, [2017]
Description: 230 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781620972915
Branch Call Number: 956.9405 She


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Oct 06, 2017

A peculiar memoir of the 40-year old, so-called friendship between the Palestinian author and a Canadian Jewish immigrant to Israel, Henry Abramovitch. Perhaps the objective of the author was to show that an Israeli-Arab and an Israeli-Jew could not have a close friendship because of the difficult circumstances that literally divide these 'tribes'? For a human rights lawyer, the author seems to have a high tolerance of violence as a means to the de-colonization of Palestine.

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