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10 thoughts on “Prisoners A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide

  1. says:

    The second book I've read this week by a white male writer who is an elouent prose stylist but whose basic outlook I disagreed with so completely it was almost uncomfortable reading I don't think we're supposed to feel sy

  2. says:

    This is an impressive book Far better passionate and mature than From Beirut to Jerusalem At times it reads like a thriller that’s how engaging a writer Goldberg is You can tell something is at stake here for him It’s not just a

  3. says:

    Easily one of the best books I've ever read Truth be told this book will probably teach you essential truths about the Israeli Palestinian conflict than most undergraduate courses on the subject Plus it reads like a novel and the writing is spellbindingly stellar Freelance journalist Jeffrey Goldberg tells his life story an American Jew who emigrates to Israel lives on a kibbutz joins the Israeli Army and serves as an MP in one of Israel's

  4. says:

    GREAT unfiltered perspective on how the Israel Palestine conflict is experienced and viewed by those involved Very intense If you're looking to find some hope about this conflict this is not the book But it is a great read and was a wonderful new view point diverging from the academic reading I've done about this conflict

  5. says:

    Love to know what Rafi's side of the story is

  6. says:

    A great book about an idealist journalist Goldberg who is in search of his Jewish roots and what happens to him in finding it in Israel The uest on peace in Israel really rests on individual relationships of understanding between Jews and Pales

  7. says:

    First off the title is a bit misleading It should be renamed Jeff Goldberg and Jeff Goldberg across the Middle East Divide because it is far autobiographical than about a conversation or friendship of Muslim and Jew The title implies history and insights from the Muslim than we get which is next to nothing comparatively He tells ho

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    Goldberg's examination of his own captivity becomes the frame for uestions about the nature of incarceration power and freedom He details the fear that made him dismantle a gift in a hotel room at 3 am doubts about whether he should carry gifts to Palestine and soaring hopes about the transformation of killers into civilians with no desire for violence But he also records the details that inflame a desire for vengeance on any side

  9. says:

    Not a huge fan I found myself agreeing with Rafi about certain things they argued about In general I was a little put off by Goldberg's lack of sociological imagination Small example I myself would never want to we

  10. says:

    Very Perspectivedetailed

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Prisoners A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide

Prejudices the two men began a dialogue that over than a decade grew into a remarkable friendship Now an award winning journalist Goldberg describes their relationship and their confrontations over religious cultural and pol. Love to know what Rafi s side of the story is

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Itical differences; through these discussions he attempts to make sense of the conflicts in this embattled region revealing the truths that lie buried within the animosities of the Middle East From the Trade Paperback edition. Goldberg s examination of his own captivity becomes the frame for uestions about the nature of incarceration power and freedom He details the fear that made him dismantle a gift in a hotel room at 3 am doubts about whether he should carry gifts to Palestine and soaring hopes about the transformation of killers into civilians with no desire for violence But he also records the details that inflame a desire for vengeance on any side I wish I had read this book before I read Englander s Dinner at the Center of the Earth because Goldberg is a careful journalist who has lived the experience paid attention to his prisoners and friends and who continues to seek truth about Israel and Jews and Palestine and Muslims We also learn about Druze Israelis and other people who seem to be politically invisible Goldberg writes what he knows and sees without concern for what his readers may think of him or his political positions His tone is I m human like all of us This story is a tribute to every thoughtful person who cares about Israel and Palestine and especially to Rafi Hijazi to whom Goldberg was a prison guard and who had room in his heart to allow friendship to grow between them

Read & Download Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù Jeffrey Goldberg

During the first Palestinian uprising in 1990 Jeffrey Goldberg – an American Jew – served as a guard at the largest prison camp in Israel One of his prisoners was Rafi a rising leader in the PLO Overcoming their fears and. This is an impressive book Far better passionate and mature than From Beirut to Jerusalem At times it reads like a thriller that s how engaging a writer Goldberg is You can tell something is at stake here for him It s not just a dispassionate discussion about Jews and Muslims analyzed at a remove But I enjoyed his analyses too As a guard in a prison for Palestinians he becomes familiar with Fatah indoctrination Much Fatah talk was a stale echo of Third World liberation ideology Its misunderstanding of Zionism was profound Zionists were seen as the agents of Cecil Rhodes sent off by London to put the wogs under heel But it was a crime against history to call the Jews Europe s longest suffering victims the new face of European imperialism I particularly liked that one helped put all the imperialismcolonialism talk in context for me The only parts that consistently bugged me were his descriptions of religious Jews which were reflexively condescending Anyone who ended up religious was obviously a lost boy to begin with It would ve been nice if his attitude toward religion and religious people had been mature and as clear eyed as the rest of this book but I guess you can t have everything

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Prisoners A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide
  • Jeffrey Goldberg
  • English
  • 06 May 2019
  • 9780375412349