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Still Life With Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

Horovitz, David

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ISBN 10: 1400040671 / ISBN 13: 9781400040674
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 2004
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Crisp and clean inside and out with no markings nd no price-clip. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED and inscribed by author thus: "To Hana, In hope of better times for Israel. David Horovitz." The author explains "the grim lottery of life" in Israel through both journalism and his own heartbreaking experience. 266 pages including index. Bookseller Inventory # 27258TB

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Title: Still Life With Bombers: Israel in the Age ...

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Printing

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When peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli leaders collapsed at Camp David in 2000, a conflict as bloody as any that had ever occurred between the two peoples began. Now David Horovitz—editor of The Jerusalem Report—explores the quotidian and profound effects this conflict and its attendant terrorism have had on the lives of ordinary men, women and children.

Horovitz describes the “grim lottery” of life in Israel since 2000. He makes clear that far from becoming blasé or desensitized, its citizens respond with deepening horror every time the front pages are disfigured by the rows of passport portraits presenting the faces of the newly dead. He takes us to the funeral of a murdered Israeli, where the presence of security personnel underlines that nowhere is safe. He describes how his wife must tell their children to close their eyes when they pass a just-exploded bus on the way to school, so that the images of carnage won’t haunt them.

He talks with government officials on both sides of the conflict, with relatives of murdered victims, with Palestinian refugees, and with his own friends and family, letting us sense what it feels like to live with the constant threat and the horrific frequency of shootings and suicide bombings. Examining the motives behind the violence, he blames mistaken policies and actions on the Israeli as well as the Palestinian side, and details the suffering of Palestinians deprived of basic freedoms under strict Israeli controls.

But at the root of this conflict, he argues, is terrorism and Yasser Arafat’s deliberate use of it after spurning a genuine opportunity for peace at Camp David, and then misleading his people, and much of the world, about what was on offer there. He describes how the world’s press has too often allowed prejudgment to replace fair-minded reporting. And finally, Horovitz makes us see the vast depth and extent of the mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians and the enormous challenges that underlie new attempts at peacemaking.

Human and harrowing—and yet projecting an unexpected optimism—Still Life with Bombers affords us a remarkably balanced and insightful understanding of a seemingly intractable conflict.

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"David Horovitz brings his eloquent voice and piercing witness to depicting the plight and persistence of Israel during the second Intifada. For those of us in the common-sense center, those of us who believed peace was imminent at Camp David and have been harrowed by the terrorism that followed, this book offers a vital dose of painful wisdom and realistic, tempered hope."--Samuel G. Freedman, author of Jew vs. Jew"David Horovitz possesses the most insightful and most articulate voice coming out of the Middle East today. His book is simultaneously realistic and hopeful and deserves to be read and heeded."--Harold S. Kushner, author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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