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.
"We were waiting for something to happen, someone with enough sense to come on the wireless and tell us once and for all that 'hostilities' had been canceled, that our talk about the Nazis and their practices as a self-proclaimed master race was misinformation. We were waiting to hear that our men and women who were already over there could pack up their uniforms and their various lucky charms and come on back home---that we could stuff sandwiches, best wishes, and caramels into our refugees' pockets, their satchels, and their worn-out handbags, and send them forever back where they belonged."
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.