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.
The death of Naama’s brother has followed her. A tree never heals when its limb is ripped away, but she’s learned to invest in the clay pots she bakes in her kiln; in the sweet-smelling lotions on her bathroom shelf, in the copper pot set just so on that out-of-the way windowsill. At any hour of the day or night, after finishing a book or making love to her husband, you can find her in her kitchen whipping celebratory frosting for a cake. Naama takes her grandchildren to my flowering hilltops in the north and my southern desert sands. Her workdays? Those she devotes to the healing of bodies and souls, ripped apart by evil.
Tell me, is that woman not a child of mine?
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.