Amira Hass has intimate knowledge of the experience of both Israelis and Palestinians. The daughter of concentration camp survivors, Hass has chosen to live in a Palestinian town to provide a first-hand description of what daily life is like for the population, in particular how the Israeli army behaves and the effects of the army's presence. Writing for the Israeli newspaper "Ha'aretz" and other journals, Hass presents unsettling truths: as the Israeli government measures its success in Palestinian deaths, many Palestinians can chart their victory only in terms of the fear they can inspire. "The game is now who is more afraid, and who is less afraid of dying," Hass writes.
Anyone who wants an in-depth, humanizing portrait of the Palestinians should look no further.
Readers interested in understanding this conflict will appreciate Hass' honesty and insight.
-Vanessa Bush, Booklist
Reporting from Ramallah is frontline stuff, powerful in the accumulation of daily detail.
-Iain Finlayson, The Times Weekend Review
Stark, simple analysis underpinned by exemplary interviews and a fine historical and moral sense.
-Mark Mazower, New Statesman
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Series: Semiotext(e) / Active Agents
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 20th July 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4
Weight (kg): 0.18