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

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ISBN-10: 0745329705

ISBN-13: 9780745329703

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Alice Rothchild

List price: $32.00
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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.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Alice Rothchild, MD, is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the steering committee for American Jews for a Just Peace- Boston, and has worked with medical delegations to Israel and the Occupied Territories with the AJJP Health and Human Rights Project. Her many articles can be found at www.alicerothchild.com.

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Map
Jewish Voices from Israel and the Diaspora
My Own Story: Family Secrets
An Allergy to Lies
Danny! Think About It!
Angela Godfrey-Goldstein
Palestinian Trauma, Resilience and Resistance
Checkpoints: Crossing the Line
Visiting the Mythaloon Maternity Home: Like Women Everywhere
A Day in Nablus with Dr. Allam Jarrar: We Will Have Just Fun!
Restrictions on Access to Health Care: We Are Not Animals
A Visit to Gaza: Working in a War Zone
Visiting Rafah: Just the Bad Face
Military Occupation: Samoud and Sorrow
The Implications of Knowing: Complicity and Dissent
Finding the Voice for a Just Peace: Seeing the Human Face
Glossary
Brief Time Line
Notes
References and Websites
Index