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 debris has been cleared away. Voices of the murdered children, of adults who were going to work, reverberate in my mind. That's what it's like now all over the country, people listening to dead voices, breathing prayers. "Our Father...grant us grace because we mean no wrong." That is the hit song, this year, played in the coffee shops, the empty restaurants I pass, and on the bus I take out of town.
" 'Don't worry,' the driver tells me, 'by tomorrow, the city will be full again.' "---Israela.
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.