Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Isabel Kershner


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Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Isabel Kershner

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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ISBN-13: 9781403968012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Isabel Kershner is Senior Editor, Middle East, The Jerusalem Report and lives in Jerusalem. She has written for The New Republic and provided commentary on Middle East affairs on radio, including BBC.

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