Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our Exposed Nerve

"To me, Gaza embodies the entire saga of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; it represents the central contradiction of the state of Israel—democracy for some, dispossession for others; it is our exposed nerve."

Amira Hass, Israeli journalist and author of Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege.

9 comments:

FranIAm said...

Wow- very interesting quote and link.

Border Explorer said...

Beautiful! This book is now on my list.

Coffee Messiah said...

Looks like an interesting read. Thanks for the heads up!

Randal Graves said...

Yep, another book to add to the ever-expanding virtual pile.

an average patriot said...

diva
Gaza is the soft underbelly of the middle east. The most vulnerable of the vulnerable. As goes Gaza so goes the middle east! There is a professed desire for peace but not by those who want a different version Of Bush and Israel's. The middle east is locked and loaded much due...Oh man I better shut up!

DivaJood said...

So many books, so little time. Sigh.

Larry said...

I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The Palestinian struggle lights up my radar big time. I just can't help it. The state of Israel is right up there on my shit list. I hope that doesn't offend anyone and I do realize it's a two-sided conflict but I believe the onus to be on Israel. I have nothing against Jewish people. I do have major issues with the state of Israel.

The book sounds fascinating. Someday I will read my days away...

Thanks for the blog visit. I look forward to coming here for more of your great posts.

DivaJood said...

Pagan, this is an area I struggle with constantly. I lived in Israel, got married there. But the country I lived in has been hijacked by neo-conservatives who have behaved criminally. It makes me ill, really.