For more than 50 years, Joseph Abileah, a violinist from Haifa, has worked for reconciliation between Arabs & Jews. An ordinary man made extraordinary by his unwavering commitment to nonviolent social change, he shows what is possible when antagonists in conflicts are not regarded as inhuman monsters but as potentially good people who are held hostage to a world view & political structure that have made brutal actions almost unbearable. This life of an Israeli pacifist is also a study of an alternative history of Israel, one that reflects the tensions between spiritual & political Zionism. Treats the themes of bi-nat., confederation, & pacifism in the Middle East. Photos.
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A musician living inok? clearer with "born in Austria" Haifa, a pacifist, Quaker and conscientious objector, Joseph Abileah, who was born in Austria in 1915, has created harmony not only on the viola, but in building bridges between Arabs and Jews. A convert to Gandhi's nonviolent philosophy, he has worked for protecting minority rights in Israel and on cooperative projects bringing together Jews and Arabs. His call for a tripartite confederation which would unite Arab Palestine, Israel and Jordan in tackling common regional problems is now given serious consideration in some quarters. An opponent of right-makes-might nationalism, Abileah, in this quietly inspirational biography, presents an alternative vision of what the Middle East might look like. Bing teaches at Earlham College in Indiana. Photos.
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0756754542
Book Description Diane Pub Co, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 199 pages. 8.50x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0756754542
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