Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories

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Paradigm Publishers, 2007 - Political Science - 397 pages
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Anna Baltzer, a young Jewish American, went to the West Bank to discover the realities of daily life for Palestinians under the occupation. What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever. She wrote this book to give voice to the stories of the people who welcomed her with open arms as their lives crumbled around them.

For five months, Baltzer lived and worked with farmers, Palestinian and Israeli activists,
and the families of political prisoners, traveling with them across endless checkpoints and
roadblocks to reach hospitals, universities, and olive groves. Baltzer witnessed firsthand
the environmental devastation brought on by expanding settlements and outposts and the
destruction wrought by Israelís Security Fence, which separates many families from each other, their communities, their land, and basic human services. What emerges from Baltzerís journal is not a sensationalist tale of suicide bombers and conspiracies, but a compelling and inspiring description of the trials of daily life under the occupation.

Read the Setember 8, 2010 interview with Anna Baltzer by noted journalist Christian Avard on the iBrattleboro website here: Avard interview

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Author and scholar Anna Baltzer, a Jewish American woman, lived under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and writes of checkpoints, the Wall, land confiscation, and home demolition. Additionally, she ... Read full review

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Contents

List of Maps
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PART II
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Settlements in the West Bank
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Anna Baltzer is a Jewish American graduate of Columbia University, Fulbright scholar, and two-time volunteer with the International Womenís Peace Service in the West Bank, where she documented human rights abuses and supported the nonviolent resistance movement to the occupation.

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