Katz has written a path-breaking history of joint nonviolence by Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians in the arts dialogue, environment, education, sports, science, civil society, medicine business, communications, technology, religion, women’s rights, and community activism. This is the first comprehensive history of unprecedented grassroots efforts to forge nonviolent alternatives to the lethal collision of the two national movements. Katz brings to light the work of over five hundred groups in which Jewish and Arab children and elders, garage mechanics and physicists, and lawyers and prisoners spoke truth to power protected the environment, demonstrated peacefully, mourned together, stood in solidarity, and advocated for justice and security. She critiques and assesses the significance of their work, exploring why these good-will efforts have not yet managed to end the conflict. This previously untold story of Israeli and Palestinian work together challenges the narratives of terror and despair or monsters and heroes. Thousands of ordinary people in Israel the West Bank and Gaza engaged in a dazzling array of daring and visionary endeavors for more than a century.
Connecting with the Enemy
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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