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Muslim and eBook #9734 During the first Palestinian uprising in Jeffrey Goldberg – an American Jew – served Prisoners A MOBI #224 as a guard at the largest prison camp in Israel One of his prisoners was Rafi A Muslim and PDFEPUB #228 a rising leader i. This is an impressive book Far better passionate and mature than From Beirut to Jerusalem At times it reads like a thriller that s how engaging a writer Goldberg is You can tell something is at stake here for him It s not just a dispassionate discussion about Jews and Muslims analyzed at a remove But I enjoyed his analyses too As a guard in a prison for Palestinians he becomes familiar with Fatah indoctrination Much Fatah talk was a stale echo of Third World liberation ideology Its misunderstanding of Zionism was profound Zionists were seen as the agents of Cecil Rhodes sent off by London to put the wogs under heel But it was a crime against history to call the Jews Europe s longest suffering victims the new face of European imperialism I particularly liked that one helped put all the imperialismcolonialism talk in context for me The

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Prisoners A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide

Over religious cultural and political differences through these discussions he attempts to make sense of the conflicts in this embattled region revealing the truths that lie buried within the animosities of the Middle East From the Trade Paperback editio. Not a huge fan I found myself agreeing with Rafi about certain things they argued about In general I was a little put off by Goldberg s lack of sociological imagination Small example I myself would never want to wear a niab or become a suicide bomber but some other people do and there are real and sometimes very understandable reasons why that happens From the privileged highly educated Western individualist enfranchised perspective of a rich white American man that may seem purely barbaric and ignorant but I think he s not exactly in any position to know or understandThat said it s a very interesting story about an odd friendship an example of what is possible if a different way is attempted and invested in

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N the PLO Overcoming their fears and prejudices the two men began a A Muslim and a Jew PDFEPUBdialogue that over than a decade grew into a remarkable friendship Now an award winning journalist Goldberg describes their relationship and their confrontations. A great book about an idealist journalist Goldberg who is in search of his Jewish roots and what happens to him in finding it in Israel The uest on peace in Israel really rests on individual relationships of understanding between Jews and Palestinians a la Jeff and Rafi Perhaps having similar temperaments of individuals such as Jeff and Rafi can bridge a such a huge chasm between Israeli and PalestiniansGoldberg rightly sees the irony of celebrating Jewish Passover in a Israeli prison that is suppressing Palestinian s fighting for their own freedom Jeff returns to America because he feels disillusioned by his view of Israel as the promise land of Peace Besides wanting to believe Peace is possible I think Jeff in his need to become a war journalist experiences exhilaration in being in an environment in which war is imminent and danger is just aroun


10 thoughts on “Prisoners A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide

  1. says:

    The second book I've read this week by a white male writer who is an elouent prose stylist but whose basic outlook I disagreed with so completely it was almost uncomfortable reading I don't think we're supposed to feel sympathy with poor Rafi in this book as his FORMER CAPTOR constantly pursues and interrogates and harangues him going like me like me be my friend love me forgive me but that was the impression I sure got Elena Rappin also a

  2. says:

    This is an impressive book Far better passionate and mature than From Beirut to Jerusalem At times it reads like a thriller that’s how engaging a writer Goldberg is You can tell something is at stake here for him It’s not just a dispassionate discussion about Jews and Muslims analyzed at a remove But I enjoyed his analyses too As a guard in a prison for Palestinians he becomes familiar with Fatah indoctrina

  3. says:

    Easily one of the best books I've ever read Truth be told this book will probably teach you essential truths about the Israeli Palestinian conflict than most undergraduate courses on the subject Plus it reads like a novel an

  4. says:

    GREAT unfiltered perspective on how the Israel Palestine conflict is experienced and viewed by those involved Very intense If you're looking to find some hope about this conflict this is not the book But it is a great read and was a wonderful

  5. says:

    Love to know what Rafi's side of the story is

  6. says:

    A great book about an idealist journalist Goldberg who is in search of his Jewish roots and what happens to him in finding it in Israel The uest on peace in Israel really rests on individual relationships of understanding between Jews and Palestinians a la Jeff and Rafi Perhaps having similar temperaments of individuals such as Jeff and Rafi can bridge a such a huge chasm between Israeli and PalestiniansGoldberg rightly sees the irony of ce

  7. says:

    First off the title is a bit misleading It should be renamed Jeff Goldberg and Jeff Goldberg across the Middle East Divide because it is far autobiographical than about a conversation or friendship of Muslim and Jew The title implies history and insights from the Muslim than we get which is next to nothing comp

  8. says:

    Goldberg's examination of his own captivity becomes the frame for uestions about the nature of incarceration power and freedom He det

  9. says:

    Not a huge fan I found myself agreeing with Rafi about certain things they argued about In general I was a little put off by Goldberg's lack of sociological imagination Small example I myself would never want to wear a niab or beco

  10. says:

    Very Perspectivedetailed