Ambivalence: Crossing the Israel/Palestine Divide
Jonathan Garfinkel hears a curious, touching story about a house in Jerusalem that is shared by a Palestinian and a Jew. As he starts to question the assumptions of his faith and Zionist teachings of his youth, he is impelled to make his first-ever trip to Israel—and the West Bank—and to confront the truths and myths of his upbringing. This provocative, deeply compassionate memoir is about connections and separations—about the perils of what links us and the distortions in what divides us. Vivid and dramatic in style, with unexpected moments of both comedy and pathos, Ambivalence is as much a portrait of life as it is of the Middle East.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abu Dalo Arab Aviv Baba Barak Beit Safafa Bialik Blintzkrieg British Mandate Palestine Canada Chagi Chayim checkpoint cigarette coffee crazy door dunam eyes Eytan falafel feel fucking glass Goofball hand head hear Hebrew hell imagine Israel Israeli Jacob Jerusalem Jewish Jews Judith Kabina Kensington Market kibbutz kippah Laika land laugh Legless letters listen live look mean Moses mother Nakba never okay Palestine Palestinian peace prayer pulls Qalandia question rabbi Ramallah Rana Rana's refugee camp Rivka Ruthie Samer says second intifada Seder Shabbat Shalom Shimon shit smoke soldiers stand stare stone story street suicide bombing sure synagogue talk Tamra Tanakh tell there's things Torah turn Ventriloquist village voice walk wall wears West Bank What's window woman wonder words Yankl Yonni Yosef Zaida Zionist Zuhdi