Finding Palestine: One American's Trek from the Midwest to the Middle East

Finding Palestine: One American's Trek from the Midwest to the Middle East

by Liza Elliott
     
 

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In 1948 Secretary of State George Marshall told President Truman he'd not vote for the president's re-election should he recognize Israel—and warned that the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine would lead to war. More than 50 years later, war rages on, with America giving $3 billion annually in aid to Israel. Has America's one-sided policy led to

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In 1948 Secretary of State George Marshall told President Truman he'd not vote for the president's re-election should he recognize Israel—and warned that the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine would lead to war. More than 50 years later, war rages on, with America giving $3 billion annually in aid to Israel. Has America's one-sided policy led to terrorism on all sides?

Liza Elliott, Ph.D explains here the ways the truth about the Middle East has been covered up—and runs contrary to everything Americans have learned. This book examines what politicians don't want you to know about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the reason Palestinian children find martyrdom attractive. She also discusses ways America has derailed the Palestinian statehood and supported ethnic and religious cleansing—while sidestepping the Geneva Convention.

Dr. Elliott describes what life is like inside the occupied territories where America spends $10 million a day to push Palestinians off their land.

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Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: "'Written by a consultant with the Red Crescent Society since the 1982 war in Lebanon, 'Finding Palestine' recounts one American's coming to understand the Palestinians and their cause. The book combines personal witness with abundant information about the history and current status of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Engagingly written, bursting with passion, her book is a road map from which to find Palestine, the first step toward peace with justice in the Holy Land."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932727978
Publisher:
Hope Publishing House
Publication date:
02/15/2002
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.66(d)

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Robert B. Ashmore, Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University: "An engaging work. It combines personal witness with an abundance of information about the history and current status of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Liza Elliott writes lucidly and insightfully. The reader will be moved by the significance of her story and by the feeling with which she tells it. Elliott's is a unique contribution to the literature of an enduring conflict."

Jerry Levin, Former CNN Bureau Chief, Beirut, Lebanon: "'Finding Palestine' provides a significant map for those willing to take the road less traveled to truth and comprehension with respect to Palestine. Elliott's sentences are simple and short, yet they are bursting with passion, eloquence and facts—something only a true insider is in a position to convey. Essentially, however, this is a book about decent, courageous people struggling for recognition and justice."

Atallah Mansour, Christian-Arab journalist, Nazareth, Israel: "Liza Elliott's description of her work with the Red Crescent Society first in Beirut during the civil war and later in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Cairo, paints an authentic picture of the suffering Palestinians have endured these past decades. her story helps explain the roots of the conflict that has spread far beyond the confines of the Holy Land."

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