Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329703 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329710 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience

Alice Rothchild

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience

Alice Rothchild

Distributed for Pluto Press

304 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512 | © 2010
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329703 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329710 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The tragedies of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are never far from the pages of the mainstream press. Yet it is rare to hear about the reality of life on the ground -- and it is rarer still when these voices belong to women.

This book records the journey of a Jewish American physician travelling and working within Israel and the Occupied Territories. Alice Rothchild grew up in a family grounded by the traumas of the Holocaust and passionately devoted to Israel. This book recounts her experiences as she grapples with the reality of life in Israel and the hardships of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.

The new edition includes a new preface, two chapters on Israeli dissent and a chapter which explores the impact of a Palestinian home demolition and the work of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who have joined together to form Combatants for Peace.

Ultimately, the book raises troubling questions regarding US policy and the mainstream Jewish community's insistence on giving unquestioning support to all Israeli policy.

Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Map

Part One
Jewish Voices from Israel and the Diaspora
1 My Own Story: Family Secrets
2 Dr. Ruchama Marton: An Allergy to Lies
3 Professor Daniel Bar-Tal: Danny! Think About It!
4 Angela Godfrey-Goldstein: Avodah Kodesh

Part Two
Palestinian Trauma, Resilience and Resistance
5 Checkpoints: Crossing the Line
6 Visiting the Mythaloon Maternity Home: Like Women
Everywhere
7 A Day in Nablus with Dr. Allam Jarrar: We Will Have
Just Fun!
8 Restrictions on Access to Health Care: We Are Not
Animals
9 A Visit to Gaza: Working in a War Zone
10 Visiting Rafah: Just the Bad Face
11 Military Occupation: Samoud and Sorrow

Part Three
The Implications of Knowing : Complicity and Dissent
12 Finding the Voice for a Just Peace: Seeing the Human Face

Glossary
Brief Time Line
Notes
References and Websites
Index

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