Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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St. Martin's Press, Nov 29, 2005 - Political Science - 232 pages
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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 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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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

ISABEL KERSHNER is an award winning journalist and Senior Editor, Middle East, of The Jerusalem Report and lives in Jerusalem. She has written for The New Republic and provided commentary on Middle East affairs on radio, including the BBC.

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