This Heated Place: Encounters in the Promised Land [NOOK Book]

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This Heated Place takes readers into twenty-first century Israel and the occupied territories. Deborah Campbell, a Canadian student at Tel Aviv University during the Gulf War, returns to the region after a ten-year absence, seeking insights into one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. She drives through the West Bank with an American-Israeli settler in his bombproof SUV; attends the Love Parade in Tel Aviv, where thousands of Israeli ravers celebrate under armed guard; visits a Palestinian family in ...
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This Heated Place: Encounters in the Promised Land

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Overview


This Heated Place takes readers into twenty-first century Israel and the occupied territories. Deborah Campbell, a Canadian student at Tel Aviv University during the Gulf War, returns to the region after a ten-year absence, seeking insights into one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. She drives through the West Bank with an American-Israeli settler in his bombproof SUV; attends the Love Parade in Tel Aviv, where thousands of Israeli ravers celebrate under armed guard; visits a Palestinian family in Hebron following an Israeli army raid; talks to girls at an Islamic school in Gaza; meets Israeli refuseniks who have spent time in prison for their stance; and drinks tea at the refugee camp home of the family of twelve-year-old Mohammad al-Durrah, whose dramatic death in his father’s arms made him the Arab world’s symbol of opposition to Israeli occupation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926685878
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Deborah Campbell is an associate editor at Adbusters and a contributing editor at Vancouver magazine. She has chronicled experiences for print and broadcast from Paris, St. Petersburg, Havana, Tel Aviv and the Gaza Strip. Born and raised in Canada, she has lived in France and the Middle East and currently teaches writing at Capilano and Langara Colleges in Vancouver.

Her writing has appeared in Utne Reader, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Globe and Mail's R.O.B. magazine, Geist, Fashion, Elle, and the National Post, among other publications. Her radio documentaries have aired on CBC and National Public Radio. She has studied at the Sorbonne and Tel Aviv University and holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
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Table of Contents


Preface
1. Where You Are Standing
2. The Same Coin
3. The Air You Breathe
4. This Heated Place
5. The Middle Ground
6. The End of Utopia
7. The New Revolutionaries
8. Postcards from Ramallah
9. The Sound of Music
10. Land of the Sad Oranges
11. The Making of the Martyr
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Sources
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