Meet Me in Gaza

Meet Me in Gaza
Author: Louisa B. Waugh
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN: 1908906219
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet Me in Gaza Book Excerpt:

How do people and goods get in and out of Gaza? Do Gazans ever have fun? Is the Strip beautiful? And do TV reports actually reflect ordinary life inside the world's largest open-air prison? Meet Me in Gaza reveals the pleasures and pains, hopes and frustrations of Gazans going about their daily lives, witnessed and recounted by award-winning writer Louisa Waugh. Interspersed with fascinating historical, cultural and geographical detail, this is an evocative portrait of a Mediterranean land and its people.

Sometimes I Think About It

Sometimes I Think About It
Author: Stephen Elliott
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1555979688
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes I Think About It Book Excerpt:

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair) In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written over fifteen years to tell a powerful story about outsiders and underdogs. Moving from the self to the civic, the book begins with a series of essays that trace Elliott’s childhood with an abusive and erratic father, his life on the streets as a teenager, and his growing interest in cross-dressing and masochism. These stories, which range from a comic portrait of a week spent hosting his younger brother to a brutal depiction of depression, provide a context for the essays that follow. Stepping out into the world, Elliott tells of a man who loses his family in a rock slide in Southern California, explores the vexing realities of life in Palestine, and paints a chilling picture of a young man caught in the prison-industrial complex. The last section, “The Business of America Is Business,” shows Elliott’s abiding interest in the spectacle of money in America, from pop music to pornography to publishing, and it concludes with an off-kilter account of the tech industry’s assault on West Los Angeles. Building on the extraordinary storytelling that characterized his breakout book, The Adderall Diaries, Elliott’s search for dignity and happiness leads him to tell with great sympathy the stories of those who are broken and seek to be whole.

Meet Me at the Olive Tree

Meet Me at the Olive Tree
Author: Julia Fisher
Publsiher: Monarch Books
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0857212281
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet Me at the Olive Tree Book Excerpt:

Despite dire reports and media indifference, the Christian church in Israel and the areas of Palestine is growing among both Arab and Jewish communities. As this happens, Arabs and Jews are meeting, being reconciled, and working together. Meet Me at the Olive Tree tells sixteen stories of these new Christians and how they find both forgiveness and new hope in their faith. These stories reveal the powerful childhood indoctrination and great social pressure that encourages the enmity we see on the news each night. But they also reveal the reconciliation and peace that is possible through the cross. These stories will stretch your mind and thrill your heart, as you embrace all that God is doing through both Jewish believers and Arab/Palestinian Christians living in Israel and the wider Middle East.

Church missionary intelligencer

Church missionary intelligencer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of the Ancient Civilizations

The History of the Ancient Civilizations
Author: Max Duncker
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 2119
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Ancient Civilizations Book Excerpt:

"The History of the Ancient Civilizations" in 6 volumes is one of the best-known works by historian Max Duncker. The author's object in regard to the ancient East was not to retrace the beginning of human civilization, but rather to understand and establish the value and extent of those early phases of civilization to which the entire development of the human race goes back. The narrative embraces the independent civilizations of the ancient East which came to exercise a mutual influence on each other. First it follows the realm on the Nile and the kingdoms of Hither Asia as far as the point where the nations of Iran began to influence their destinies, and then it attempts to set forth the peculiar development of the Aryan tribes in the valleys of the Indus and the Ganges, down to the times of Tshandragupta and Asoka. Then follows the history of the Bactrians, the Medes, and the Persians, until the period when the nations of the table-land of Iran were united by Cyrus and Darius with the countries of Western Asia, when Aryan life and Aryan civilization gained the supremacy over the whole region from Ceylon to the Nile and the Hellespont. The forms of life at which the great empires of Asia had arrived are finally brought face to face with the more youthful civilization attained by the Hellenes in their mountain cantons. This new development is followed down to the first great shock when East and West met in conflict, and the Achaemenids sought to crush the Hellenes under the weight of Asia. With the failure of this attempt "The History of Antiquity" concludes.

A Country of Words

A Country of Words
Author: Abdel Bari Atwan
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012-07-15
ISBN: 0863568386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Country of Words Book Excerpt:

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left age seventeen and has since become one of the world's most foremost commentators on the Middle East. In this revealing memoir, Atwan recounts with humour and honesty his extraordinary journey. He depicts both the horror of camp massacres and the unexpected consequences of Britain's involvement in the region - such as when a British paratrooper fell from the sky with his sizeable parachute and everyone in his mother's village got new silk trousers. Atwan shares his many extraordinary encounters, including tea with Margaret Thatcher, a weekend with Osama bin Laden, intimate meetings with Yasser Arafat, and the row between Colonel Gaddafi and the Shah of Iran that earned him his first journalistic break. But his is also a touching, personal story, never more so than when he describes taking his British-born children to meet his family, who still live in a camp surrounded by barbed wire. 'This portrait of the life and times of a distinguished journalist offers a penetrating insight into the world as seen from the point of view of someone born and bred a Palestinian refugee in a Gaza camp. Abdel Bari Atwan's authentic voice and sharp, descriptive writing brings alive a childhood full of life-affirming sparkle amid a lifetime spent deep in the travails of the Middle Eastern tragedy' Polly Toynbee 'Atwan's enthralling memoir charts his meteoric rise form the shoeless urchin in the 1950's to cultured commentator whose opinion is now sought all over the world ... A skilful raconteur.' Tribune Magazine

The History of Antiquity

The History of Antiquity
Author: Max Duncker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jerry Catch Your Plane on Time

Jerry  Catch Your Plane on Time
Author: Gerald P. Shea
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1440112002
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerry Catch Your Plane on Time Book Excerpt:

Jerry, Catch your Plane on Time - Travels to the Middle East and Beyond - contains a series of personal anecdotes and stories observed and participated in by Jerry Shea, former President and CEO of the International Road Federation and the International Road Education Foundation. It takes place over a 30 year period and highlights visits to some 12 countries in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. These include trips to Botswana, Lebanon, Poland, Nigeria, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, the Sinai and Turkey. Jerry wanted to tell these stories so that his grandchildren would remember him and his career in the international road and highway fields.

Rapprochement Change Perception and Shaping the Future

Rapprochement  Change  Perception and Shaping the Future
Author: Alfred Wittstock
Publsiher: Frank & Timme GmbH
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN: 3732902234
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rapprochement Change Perception and Shaping the Future Book Excerpt:

The relations between the two states and societies have been rather complex during both the previous half-century and beyond. Embedded in changing political landscapes, the ramifications reach back to the early 19th century. Yet the uniqueness of the relationship network only shows in light of the wholesale murder of Jews in Europe, the creation of the State of Israel, the discussions surrounding the initiation of diplomatic relations and their arrangement until the present day. The development and intensity of the relations with regard to civil society and politics are quite astonishing when considering the beginnings. Approaches, changes and the in part greatly-varying perceptions of the other side can be observed over the course of 50 years of history, and these give rise to questions concerning the current state of the relationship and its future design.

Fast Times in Palestine

Fast Times in Palestine
Author: Pamela j. Olson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1580054838
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Times in Palestine Book Excerpt:

For much of her life—like many Westerners—most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life. Fast Times in Palestine is Olson's powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine-both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson's narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West's understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations. At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking-not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world.

Abraham s Children

Abraham s Children
Author: Heather Stroud
Publsiher: The Other Press
Total Pages: 843
Release: 2013
ISBN: 983954182X
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foreign Relations of the United States

Foreign Relations of the United States
Author: United States. Department of State
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1955
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Tour in South Africa

A Tour in South Africa
Author: Joseph John Freeman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Egypt
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tour in South Africa Book Excerpt:

A tour in South Africa with notices of Natal Mauritius c

A tour in South Africa  with notices of Natal  Mauritius   c
Author: Joseph John Freeman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Drone Eats with Me

The Drone Eats with Me
Author: Atef Abu Saif
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN: 0807049107
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drone Eats with Me Book Excerpt:

An ordinary Gazan’s “devastating contemporary war journal” that chronicles his struggle to survive Israel’s invasion of Gaza (Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient) The Drone Eats with Me is an unforgettable rendering of everyday civilian life shattered by the realities of twenty-first-century warfare. Israel’s 2014 invasion of Gaza lasted 51 days, killed 2,145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injured over 11,000 people, and demolished more than 17,000 homes. Atef Abu Saif, a young father and novelist, puts an indelibly human face on these statistics, providing a rare window into the texture of a community and the realities of a conflict that is too often obscured by politics.

The Secret Life of Fox

The Secret Life of Fox
Author: J. D. Fox
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2011-07
ISBN: 1612044085
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Fox Book Excerpt:

The Secret Life of Fox: The Cloak and Dagger Game is set in the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the communist period, from 1967 to the end of 1990. Fox is a man fighting against terrorists and corrupt money-grabbing fundamentalists. He wages his fight by playing The Cloak and Dagger Game, making the world a safer place to live, so no harm comes to innocents. While we are all safely tucked in our beds, people like Fox and his compatriots are fighting the continuing war against terrorism. The Secret Life of Fox is ultimately the fight of good versus evil, and it reads like the finest fiction, but it is based on true incidents. About the Author: J. D. Fox grew up in the former Yugoslavia. He now lives in the United Kingdom and is working on the sequel. I write so I can get rid of the nightmares and to stop the screams that rages inside the other man still living inside me, my alter ego, to set him lose, set him free and finally get peace in my mind and soul. http: //sbpra.com/jdfo

My Struggle for Peace

My Struggle for Peace
Author: Moshe Sharett
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 657
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 0253037611
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Struggle for Peace Book Excerpt:

My Struggle for Peace is a remarkable political document offering insights into the complex workings of the young Israeli political system, set against the backdrop of the disintegration of the country’s fragile armistice with the Arab states. Replete with the diarist’s candid comments on Israel’s first generation leaders and world statesmen of the day, the diary also tells the dramatic human story of a political career cut short—the removal of an unusually sensitive, dedicated, and talented public servant. My Struggle for Peace is, above all, an intimate record of the decline of Moshe Sharett’s moderate approach and the rise of more "activist-militant" trends in Israeli society, culminating in the Suez/Sinai war of 1956. The diary challenges the popular narrative that Israel’s confrontation with its neighbors was unavoidable by offering daily evidence of Sharett’s statesmanship, moderation, diplomacy, and concern for Israel’s place in international affairs. This is the second volume in the long-awaited 3-volume English abridgement of Sharett’s Yoman Ishi [Personal diary] (Ma’ariv, 1978) maintains the integrity, flavor, and impact of the 8-volume Hebrew original and includes additional documentary material that was not accessible at the time. The volumes are also available to purchase as a set or individually. 3-volume set (1953-1956): http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=809721 Volume 1 (1953-1954): http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=809283 Volume 3 (1956): http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=809456

Follow the Money

Follow the Money
Author: Dennis J. Bernstein
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 1387362623
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Follow the Money Book Excerpt:

If we follow the money, we find the root of the rot. These 66 colorful radio interviews by Flashpoints producer Dennis J. Bernstein address: The New and Not so New Police State; The Class War; Domestic Dissent; Black Lives; Church, State, Women and the Criminalization of Sexuality; Migration, Deportation and US-Latino Culture; Global Militarization and Empire; Ongoing Bloodshed in the Holy Land; and There is No Plan(et) B. The interviews all occurred under President Obama, who promised hope and change, and they provide the writing on the wall that foreshadowed how we arrived at a Trump presidency. The book gives hope, for it is an encyclopedia of resistance as well as an invaluable reference for the myriad of challenges we face. Foreword by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Contributors include: Alice Walker, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Laura Flanders, Phil Donahue, Helen Caldicott and Ramsey Clark.

I Am Mary

I Am Mary
Author: Farran Vernon “Hank” Helmick
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1450296521
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Mary Book Excerpt:

I Am Mary is a fictionalized autobiography of Mother Mary based on the dialogue attributed to Mary by various Saints and visionaries. Her own words are used in most instances starting with the second chapter. The author of course had to take poetic license especially in Chapter Twelve's summary of her appearances. This book fills in much of the blank periods of the lives of Jesus and Mary. It reveals much of their mystical lives as related by Saint Mary of Agreda, Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Saint Maria Faustina Kawalsaka, the Holy Bible, the Gospelof Mary and a myriad of other sources. It is an ideal book for meditation on the lives and works of Mother Mary and her Divine Son Jesus Christ. I tried to edit some of the archaic terminology of the early writers to offer smoother reading and ready comprehension. The original texts were highly recommended reading by several different Popes in the periods in which the original books were written.

Being Palestinian

Being Palestinian
Author: Suleiman Yasir Suleiman
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 1474405401
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Palestinian Book Excerpt:

What does it means to be Palestinian in the diaspora?This collection of 100 personal reflections on being Palestinian is the first book of its kind. Reflecting on Palestinian identity as it is experienced at the individual level, issues of identity, exile, refugee status, nostalgia, belonging and alienation are at the heart of the book. The contributors speak in many voices, exploring the richness and diversity of identity construction among Palestinians in the diaspora.Included are contributions from Palestinians living in the Anglo-Saxon diaspora, mainly the UK and North America. They come from a variety of professional backgrounds: business people, lawyers, judges, fiction writers, poets, journalists (press, TV and radio), film-makers, diplomats and academics. Men and women, young and old, Christians and Muslims offer essays, as do Palestinians from different generations (first, second and third generations). This mix of professional, gender, faith and generational categories ensures that a variety of voices are heard.The editor sets the scene with an Introduction, and his Epilogue deals with issues of identity, exile and diaspora as concepts that give sense to the personal reflections.Key FeaturesThe first book to gather personal reflections on what it means to be PalestinianContributes to the debate on what it means to be PalestinianAsks what the diaspora is for PalestiniansLooks at how being Palestinian varies across gender, generation, religious affiliation and professional interest.FROM APF:Is being Palestinian a 'pain in the neck', or a 'sentence to suffer gladly'? Does Palestinian identity reside in cross-stitch embroidery, sweet knafeh and the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, or defending the rights of oppressed communities around the world? Does being Palestinian in diaspora mean anything at all? In this ground-breaking volume, the first of its kind, 102 contributors from North America and the United Kingdom reflect in their own words on what it means to be Palestinian in diaspora. Exploring how Palestine is both lost and found, bereaved and celebrated in diaspora, and the tangled ties between 'home' and 'homeland', Being Palestinian takes the reader on an intimate journey into the diaspora to reveal a human story: how does it feel when you cannot find Palestine under 'P' in the encyclopaedia your father brings home? Why grow fig and orange trees in the Arizona desert? What does it mean to know every inch of a village that no longer exists? Touching, troubling but full of character and wit, the reflections in Being Palestinian offer a radically fresh look at the modern Palestinian experience in the West.