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Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised and Updated

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The Jew, according to the Arab stereotype, is a brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the prejudiced Jew, is a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental work, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism.

Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools; he discusses the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism, attitudes about the Holocaust, and much more. And he writes of the people: the Arab woman in love with a Jew, the retired Israeli military officer, the Palestinian guerilla, the handsome actor whose father is Arab and whose mother is Jewish.

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"Nearly 600 pages seem to leave no aspect of the complex Arab-Jewish relationship untouched...presented in an abundance of narratives, anecdotes and conversations that never seem hackneyed." Ronald Sanders, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The Jew, according to the Arab stereotype, is a brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the prejudiced Jew, is a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental work, revised and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, nationalism, and the failure of the peace process.

"The best and most comprehensive work there is in the English language on this subject." (Walter Laqueur, The New York Times)

"A rich, penetrating, and moving portrayal of Arab-Jewish hostility, told in human terms." (Newsday)

About the Author

David Shipler, who graduated from Dartmouth in 1964, served as a ?New York Times? correspondent in Saigon, covering South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand from 1973-75. He was Moscow Bureau Chief from 1977-79. From 1979-84, he served as Bureau Chief of ?The New York Times? in Jerusalem. He also served as Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in the Washington Bureau of ?The New York Times? until 1988. Shipler was co-recipient (with Thomas Friedman) of the 1983 George Polk Award for coverage of the Lebanon War.

Shipler is the author of ?Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land,? which explores the mutual perceptions and relationships between Arabs and Jews in Israel and the West Bank. The book won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Shipler was also executive producer, writer and narrator of a two-hour PBS documentary on Arab and Jew, which won a 1990 Dupont-Columbia award for broadcast journalism.

Among Shipler's other works is the best-seller ?Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams,? published in 1983, updated in 1989. Widely acclaimed by critics, it won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1983 as the best book that year on foreign affairs.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Revised Edition

Foreword to the First Edition

Introduction

Part One: Aversion

1. War: Earth of Brass

2. Nationalisms: Paradise Lost

3. Terrorism: The Banality of Evil

4. Religious Absolutism: Isaac and Ishmael

Part Two: Images

5. The Violent, Craven Arab

6. The Violent, Craven Jew

7. The Primitive, Exotic Arab

8. The Alien, Superior Jew

9. Segregation and Class

10. Sexual Fears and Fantasies

11. Mirrors of Semitism

12. The Holocaust

Part Three: Interaction

13. A Mingling of Cultures

14. Fire in the Desert

15. Secret Police in an Open Society

16. Arab Citizens of the Jewish State

17. The Sin of Love

18. The Dream

Epilogue: Twilight War, Twilight Peace

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002292
Subtitle:
Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised and Updated
Author:
Shipler, David K.
Author:
Shipler, David K.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
West Bank
Subject:
Jewish-Arab relations
Subject:
Arab-Israeli conflict
Subject:
Gaza Strip
Subject:
National characteristics, Israeli.
Subject:
National characteristics, Arab.
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised, Update
Series Volume:
no. 5J01-04
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.08x5.92x1.27 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 608 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142002292 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nearly 600 pages seem to leave no aspect of the complex Arab-Jewish relationship untouched...presented in an abundance of narratives, anecdotes and conversations that never seem hackneyed."
"Synopsis" by , The Jew, according to the Arab stereotype, is a brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the prejudiced Jew, is a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental work, revised and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, nationalism, and the failure of the peace process.

"The best and most comprehensive work there is in the English language on this subject." (Walter Laqueur, The New York Times)

"A rich, penetrating, and moving portrayal of Arab-Jewish hostility, told in human terms." (Newsday)

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