A landmark work from a celebrated author on how to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
In 'How To Cure a Fanatic' Amos Oz analyses the historical roots of violence and confronts truths about the extremism nurtured throughout society. By bringing us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond. In 'Help Us to Divorce' he convinces irrefutably that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is primarily a dispute over 'whose house this is'. In his characteristically lucid, intelligent and inspiring prose Amos Os is unafraid to advocate solutions to the dispute and to espouse his belief that there will, one day, be a resolution to the conflict.'I'm no longer a European in any sense, except through the pain of my parents and my ancestors, who left forever in my genes a sense of unrequited love for Europe... But if I were a European, I'd be careful not to point the finger at anyone. Instead of calling the Israelis this name or the Palestinians that name, I would do anything I could to help both sides, because both of them are on the verge of making the most painful decision of their history... You no longer have to choose between being pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, you have to be pro-peace.'
About the Author
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over thirty languages, as well as a children's book, Soumchi. His acclaimed semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was a bestseller all over the world. He has received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize and the Frankfurt Peace Prize. He lives in Arad, Israel.
"This little volume (4" x 6") ... is lucid, rational, and constructive... This small book embodies so much realism and optimism."--Elizabeth R. Hayford, Library Journal "The burning issues of the Arab-Israeli dispute are grist for Israeli novelist Amos Oz's slim volume, How to Cure a Fanatic, which is never less than thought-provoking."--Canadian Jewish News "Amos Oz sets out to wrest the conflict from its ideological and religious participants, from those on both sides whose symbiotic desire to elevate or sanctify the conflict renders it ever more immune to reasonable resolution. This is pursued in two short, gently-crafted essays."--Ben Harris, Jewish Journal "This pocket-size book is an important read. Whether you want to agree with him or rail against him, you can't ignore Oz."--Suzi Brozman, Atlanta Jewish Times
Foreword by Nadine Gordimer vii Between Right and Right 1 How to Cure a Fanatic 37 The Order of the Teaspoon: An Interview with Amos Oz 73