9781566567893

It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street : A Jerusalem Memoir

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    9781566567893

  • ISBN10:

    1566567890

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc
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Summary

In August 2000 Emma WIlliams arrived with her three small children in Jerusalem to join her husband and to work as a doctor. A month later, the second Palestinian intifada erupted. For the next three years, she was to witness an astonishing series of events in which hundreds of thousands of lives, including her own, were turned upside down. Weaving personal stories and conversations into the long political background, Williams' powerful memoir brings to life the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Understanding in her judgement, yet unsparing in her honesty, Williams exposes the humanity, as well as the hypocrisy, at the heart of both sides' experience. This unique account is a refreshing and illuminating read.

Author Biography

Emma Williams studied history at Oxford and medicine at London University. She has written for several newspapers and magazines about Palestinian-Israeli affairs. She now lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introduction: Just over the Hillp. xv
A Forest of Peacep. 1
˘All Changed, Changed Utterly÷p. 17
˘The Only Real Option÷p. 43
A Sense of Closurep. 63
It Can't Get Worsep. 87
The Head in the Yardp. 109
In Bethlehem?p. 125
˘When We Are Destroyed÷p. 155
Sumud and Corruptionp. 181
Living with Corruptionp. 201
p. 219
For the Peace of the Settlementsp. 241
Between the Alaska Mosque and the Columbia Checkpointp. 257
Separationp. 273
Daysp. 291
Two Zoosp. 311
Countdownp. 323
Epiloguep. 343
Notesp. 381
Glossaryp. 405
Ackowledgmentsp. 411
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