Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine by Dervla Murphy

By Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the adventure of her most up-to-date trips into Israel and Palestine. In cramped Haifa high-rises, in houses within the settlements and in a refugee camp at the West financial institution, she talks with whomever she meets, attempting to comprehend them and their attitudes together with her well-known interest, her acute ear and brain, her empathy, her openness to the adventure and her ethical seriousness. at the back of the publication lies a wish to converse the truth of existence at the floor, and to puzzle out for herself what may be performed to relieve the agony of all who desire to percentage this land and to make peace within the quarter possible. assembly the clever, the silly and the frankly deluded, she knits jointly an image of the patchwork that constitutes either side of the divide – Hamas and Fatah, rural and concrete, refugee, Bedouin nomad, indigenous inhabitant, Black Hebrew, Kabbalist, secular and Orthodox. She retains an open brain, yet her sympathies are in actual fact with the Palestinians, remorselessly dispossessed of, and bring to a halt from, their lands and annoyed and humiliated every day. Clinging to wish, she involves think that regardless of its problems the one plausible destiny lies in one democratic nation of Israel/Palestine, in response to one individual, one vote – the One-State resolution.

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