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Book Title: It's Easier To Reach Heaven Than The End Of The Street: A Jerusalem Memoir|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.33 MB
ISBN 13: 9780747585596
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Reader ratings: 5.4
The author of the book: Emma Williams
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: June 4th 2007
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What an important book and what a profoundly sad story. Williams writes of her time in Jerusalem while her husband was posted to Israel by the UN. She spent her time there raising her three children (and giving birth to a fourth), continuing with her career by participating in public health work, and observing and recording what was happening around her.
She and her family lived in a Palestinian neighborhood which allowed her to learn first hand many of the hardships that her friends and neighbors encountered increasingly during her time there---the multiple checkpoints that controlled access throughout the West Bank, the need for permits to come and go from home, the bulldozing of homes and taking of land if dwellers were away overnight, shooting of unarmed civilians. Of course the anger among Palestinians ultimately led to the horrors of suicide bombs which the author also lived to fear as they struck close to her life and the lives of her Israeli friends.
The years Williams lived in Israel, 2000 to 2003, saw the second Intifada and horrors on both sides, unstopped by leaders who appear unmotivated to interfere because of land grabbing on Israel's part and graft in the P.A. That is the great sadness revealed in this book....a terrible lack of moral leadership. It appears that citizens on both sides would like a solution but cannot imagine a way out of this morass.
Williams has updated the edition I read with a hopeful coda that the United States will finally come out on the side of international law rather than blind allegiance to Israeli intentions for the sake of both Israel and Palestine. I hope, somewhat wistfully, that there would be peace here. It is a wonderful place, the center of three great religions, and deserves to have peace for its people.
Highly recommended for anyone wishing to gain more insight into what has been happening in the Israel/Palestine conflict over the past decade.
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