Intimate Enemies: Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land
Divine, Donna Robinson, The Middle East Journal
Intimate Enemies: Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land, by Meron Benvenisti. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1995. xiii + 234 pages. Notes to p. 236. Index to p. 260. $24.95.
Meron Benvenisti's Intimate Enemies is a haunting portrait of the connections linking Jews and Arabs and the grievances dividing them. The dispute between Israelis and Palestinians is intractable, according to Benvenisti, not simply because of conflicting claims to the same land but rather because the two people share the same symbols. For Benvenisti, neither battlelines nor borders between the communities can be drawn rationally or coherently. Benvenisti's West Bank Data …
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Publication information: Article title: Intimate Enemies: Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land. Contributors: Divine, Donna Robinson - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 50. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 1996. Page number: 281+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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