Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience

Overview

This is a new edition of Alice Rothchild's acclaimed book. Telling the story of her experiences as a Jewish American doctor working within Israel and the Occupied Territories, Rothchild explores the complexity of Jewish Israeli attitudes and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. Ultimately, the book raises troubling questions regarding US policy and the mainstream Jewish community's insistence on giving unquestioning support to all Israeli policy.

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Overview

This is a new edition of Alice Rothchild's acclaimed book. Telling the story of her experiences as a Jewish American doctor working within Israel and the Occupied Territories, Rothchild explores the complexity of Jewish Israeli attitudes and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. Ultimately, the book raises troubling questions regarding US policy and the mainstream Jewish community's insistence on giving unquestioning support to all Israeli policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745329710
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Rothchild, MD, is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the steering committee for American Jews for a Just Peace- Boston, and has worked with medical delegations to Israel and the Occupied Territories with the AJJP Health and Human Rights Project. Her many articles can be found at www.alicerothchild.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition vii

Preface to First Edition x

Acknowledgements xiii

Abbreviations xiv

Map xv

Part 1 Jewish Voices from Israel and the Diaspora

1 My Own Story: Family Secrets 3

2 An Allergy to Lies Dr. Ruchama Marton 23

3 Danny! Think About It! Professor Daniel Bar-Tal 45

4 Angela Godfrey-Goldstein Avodah Kodesh 69

Part 2 Palestinian Trauma, Resilience and Resistance

5 Checkpoints: Crossing the Line 93

6 Visiting the Mythaloon Maternity Home: Like Women Everywhere 111

7 A Day in Nablus with Dr. Allam Jarrar: We Will Have Just Fun! 127

8 Restrictions on Access to Health Care: We Are Not Animals 141

9 A Visit to Gaza: Working in a War Zone 165

10 Visiting Rafah: Just the Bad Face 185

11 Military Occupation: Samoud and Sorrow 205

Part 3 The Implications of Knowing: Complicity and Dissent

12 Finding the Voice for a Just Peace: Seeing the Human Face 227

Glossary 251

Brief Time Line 257

Notes 261

References and Websites 271

Index 275

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