Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Barrier The Seam of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict In this moving account of the barriers between Israelis and Palestinians leading Israeli journalist Isabel Kershner traces the route of the wall Israel is building and reports its profound effects on

  • Title: Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Author: Isabel Kershner
  • ISBN: 9781403968012
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this moving account of the barriers between Israelis and Palestinians, leading Israeli journalist Isabel Kershner traces the route of the wall Israel is building and reports its profound effects on people living on both sides Kershner provides rich and insightful portraits of Israeli settlers feeling abandoned on the wrong side of the fence Palestinian farmers angry aIn this moving account of the barriers between Israelis and Palestinians, leading Israeli journalist Isabel Kershner traces the route of the wall Israel is building and reports its profound effects on people living on both sides Kershner provides rich and insightful portraits of Israeli settlers feeling abandoned on the wrong side of the fence Palestinian farmers angry at being cut off from their lands and groves Arab families split up in a town now divided by the barrier and Israelis protesting that it is an obstacle to peace Exploring the reasons for the barrier and its political and moral implications, Kershner focuses on the people committed to their causes As the future relationship between Israelis and Palestinians is being determined, this important book addresses one of the most controversial solutions.

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    1. CAVEAT: While the author of Barrier, Isabel Kershner, is a colleague of mine, I do not know her well. That said, take this review with that in mind. About 20 years ago, I had read Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem, finishing it during the course of a long commute one weekday morning. I was so incensed by the blindness and stupidity on both sides of the Israel/Palestine conflict, that I leaped out of my skin after exiting the subway and a colleague said hello to me.And while I'd had Isab [...]

    2. Excellent. Nuanced, fair, and never boring, as each chapter revolves around one or a few key or representative figures from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both sides of the Wall. Certainly not boring if you live in Jerusalem and realize you are mere kilometers or steps away from the bomb sites, the riot grounds, the Wall itself. Barrier was published in 2005, so some things are out of date (especially the chapter on Gaza) but there is still a wall, there is still the conflict, and nothing is [...]

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