Synopses & Reviews
Hadara Lazar, a prominent Israeli journalist, has been interviewing witnesses to the historic events of 1948 for a quarter of a century in an effort to understand the sources of this intractable enmity. Her book, a series of in-depth conversations with Israelis, Arabs, and British political figures who lived through the end of the British Mandate and the founding of the Jewish state is less a work of history than a chorus of distinctive voices: among Hadara's subjects are lawyers, policemen, intellectuals, soldiers, teachers, and housewives. She visits her subjects in their offices and homes, evokes their personalities, and brings them alive as characters in a drama with no last act. Out of Palestine is the most vivid, comprehensive account we have of how Israel became Israel.
A series of interviews with Jews, Palestinians, Arabs, and English political figures who were central to the creation of the Jewish state in 1948.
About the Author
Hadara Lazar was born and grew up in Haifa, Israel. She is the author of five novels and the translator of Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea into Hebrew.