Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9½
978-0-7425-4012-5 • Hardback • December 2007 • $104.00 • (£80.00)
978-0-7425-4013-2 • Paperback • December 2007 • $42.00 • (£32.00)
Daniel Gavron is a long-time journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Jerusalem Post, and Ariel and aired on NBC and National Public Radio. He is the author of The Kibbutz and The Other Side of Despair and lives in Motza Elite, Israel.
Chapter 1 Prologue
Chapter 2 Chapter One: Human Rights in the Shadow of Conflict
Chapter 3 Chapter Two: Courage to Listen
Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Refusing to be Enemies
Chapter 5 Chapter Four: The Ultimate Symbol of Peace
Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Learning together
Chapter 7 Chapter Six: Living together
Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: Island of Sanity
Chapter 9 Chapter Eight: An encounter that spans the centuries
Chapter 10 Chapter Nine: Building Blocks of Equality
Chapter 11 Chapter Ten: Creativity and Recreation
Chapter 12 Chapter Eleven: Donkey Garden of Eden
Chapter 13 Chapter Twelve: Academy for the Environment
Chapter 14 Chapter Thirteen: Thinking together
Chapter 15 Chapter Fourteen: Joint Media Initiatives
Chapter 16 Chapter Fifteen: The Veterans in the Field
Chapter 17 Chapter Sixteen: Religious Faith: Problem or Solution
Chapter 18 Chapter Seventeen: First Among Equals
Chapter 19 Epilogue
Daniel Gavron is an indefatigable believer in Israeli-Palestinian coexistence. In this delightful, moving, and thought-provoking book, he tells the stories of many others who in their daily lives translate that belief into reality.
— David Landau, editor in chief, Haaretz
Without overlooking the vicious cycle of hatred and violence in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this remarkable book records many stories of cooperation and friendship between Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews in various fields of life. Daniel Gavron presents these little-known glimpses of sanity and hope in a well-written and vivid account.
— Moshe Ma'oz, former director, The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University; Harvard University
Daniel Gavron's book is a bombshell read. Gavron looks behind the tired cliches for thrilling, living-and-breathing indeed spine-prickling personal stories, full of drama and comedy. A saga of love, hate and almost superhuman endurance, on both sides. The book is also wonderfully useful for its concise summary of the Middle East troubles and as a practical guide in how to jostle if not entirely break the log jam. A terrific and inspiring read.
— Clancy Sigal, National Book Award nominee, journalist, PEN Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
In its accumulation of small, promising revelations, this book makes a larger impact.
— Publishers Weekly, December 2007
Holy Land Mosaic is an excellent and important book....It should be required reading at schools and universities around the world.
— Sir Arnold Wesker, playwright, playwright and author
Unlike many books about Israel/Palestine relations, this one conveys some optimism. The author...sets out to show that cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians has been viable and productive. While he brilliantly outlines the political history of Israel, Gavron focuses mostly on the individual rather than on the political and social system that developed in Israel....It is an eminently readable and honest book that leaves a bittersweet taste.