Middle East David K. Shipler Arab and Jew

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Arab and Jew

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9780812912739: Arab and Jew

The "New York Times" chief correspondent in Israel examines the Arab and Jewish cultures and probes the ways in which the two peoples have sought to accomodate themselves in living together.

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The correspondent for The New York Times in Jerusalem from 1979 to 1984, David K. Shipler brings a very American moral commitment to the problem of Arab-Jewish relations. The occupation of the West Bank was by then a static fact of life; many young Israelis and Palestinians had grown up knowing no other reality. The Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the massacres of Palestinians by Lebanese militiamen at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, which were under Israeli control, had shaken the consciences of many American Jews. Many of the voices in this book are American, from idealistic young secular Jews working for Arab-Jewish cooperation to the more fanatical followers of Meir Kahane. This work, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, gives Shipler's narrative the power of a terrible family argument.

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David K. Shipler worked for the New York Times from 1966-1988, serving as Jerusalem bureau chief for five years. He won a George Polk Award for his coverage of the 1982 war in Lebanon and a DuPont-Columbia Award for his broadcast journalism coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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