The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
I’m here, near Naama and Elisheva. My, what a brood they have between them, a veritable tribe. I’d better not get into that, though; tribes are what got us onto the wrong path in the first place. We’ve come a long way, Elisheva, Naama, Orit, and I. Yes, and Ratiba. I’ve forced my way into her dreams, too. What I love most about these women is that they are fighters. Not futile bearers of arms, destroyers of life, but fighters for the good life, for understanding. The moment my Elisheva encountered the inside of a hospital ward with its blood, its tears, and its death rattle, she dropped the easy life like a stolen jewel. Healing. That is what enthralls her. It was in such a way that her heart grabbed hold of Dovy, chose him the moment it saw his wound. Elisheva followed her heart without so much as a backward glance. That’s what I love about her. Doesn’t shirk, fights to repair the fabric of her world.
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.