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Prejudices the two men began a dialogue that over than a decade grew into a remarkable friendship Now an award winning journalist Goldberg describes their relationship and their confrontations over religious cultural and pol 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 new view point diverging from the academic reading I ve done about this conflict in the past The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills grew into a remarkable friendship Now an award winning journalist Goldberg describes their relationship and their confrontations over religious cultural and pol 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 Reiki A Comprehensive Guide great read and was a wonderful new view point diverging from the academic reading I ve done about this conflict in the past

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Prisoners A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide

During the first Palestinian uprising in 1990 Jeffrey Goldberg – an American Jew – served as a guard at the largest prison camp in Israel One of his prisoners was Rafi a rising leader in the PLO Overcoming their fears and 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 apparently felt this to some extentI also found out AFTER I bought the book that Goldberg wrote two infamous New Yorker articles The Great Terror we should go to war because Hussein has ties to Al aeda and In the Party of God similar nonsense about Hezbollah If I had known that if I d bought his book I would ve gotten it used Or from the library

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Itical 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 edition 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


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 Raf

  2. says:

    This is an impressive book Far better passionate and mature than From Beirut to Jerusalem At times it reads like a thrille

  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 and the writing is

  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 new view point diverging from the academic reading I've done about this conflic

  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 ues

  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 comparatively He tells how he was hated by Christians growing up who called Jews Christ killers He tells of being ob

  8. says:

    Goldberg's examination of his own captivity becomes the frame for uestions about the nature of incarceration power and freedom He details the fear that made him dismantle a gift in a hotel room at 3 am doubts about whether he should

  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 become a suicide bomber but some other people do and there are real and sometimes very understa

  10. says:

    Very Perspectivedetailed

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