Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in


  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel
  • David Grossman
  • English
  • 02 March 2019
  • 0312420978

10 thoughts on “Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel

  1. Sue Lyle Sue Lyle says:

    A series of interviews carried out in 1990 91 about the lives of Palestinians living in Israel The so called Arab Israelis What I hadn t appreciated until recently is that you can be Jewish and Palestinian and Israeli I really want to understand Israel and the conflict with Palestine and the Middle East and this book gave me some important insights Written by a Jew it gives an insightful look at these people who are one fifth of Israel s population and presents them as full human beings in A series of interviews carried out in 1990 91 about the lives of Palestinians living in Israel The so called Arab Israelis What I hadn t appreciated until recently is that you can be Jewish and Palestinian and Israeli I really want to understand Israel and the conflict with Palestine and the Middle East and this book gave me some important insights Written by a Jew it gives an insightful look at these people who are one fifth of Israel s population and presents them as full human beings in social, economic, historical and political contexts I want to read myrecent books by this author and really appreciate this snapshot in time Written before the apartheid wall was built I wonder what has happened to the people he interviewed today


  2. Jill Jill says:

    Yes, it s a must read work of journalism for anyone interested in the Middle East, but most remarkable is its style He doesn t just transcribe interviews, which are fascinating on their own, but fuses historical, literary, and personal perspectives to analyze them as he goes along Grossman can write He s also disturbingly prescient he s writing in the early 90s, when the peace process is still viable, yet accurately sketches the traps Israel is laying for itself, and how that will sabotage Yes, it s a must read work of journalism for anyone interested in the Middle East, but most remarkable is its style He doesn t just transcribe interviews, which are fascinating on their own, but fuses historical, literary, and personal perspectives to analyze them as he goes along Grossman can write He s also disturbingly prescient he s writing in the early 90s, when the peace process is still viable, yet accurately sketches the traps Israel is laying for itself, and how that will sabotage its future


  3. Lani Lani says:

    Kind of disappointed that I didn t finish this one, but I found the text pretty dry Without knowing enough about the conflict and the culture I felt a little bewildered as I read I got hung up on a chapter that went back and forth about the pettiness within families with a border between them, and decided I just wasn t invested enough in the story the author wanted to tell.


  4. Maria Maria says:

    A must read for anyone who is either from Palestine or Israel or interested in that conflict It s not a political history, but as the subtitle suggest, a series of interviews with Palestinians in Israel I will try to re read it and flesh out my review later.


  5. Catherine Schneider Catherine Schneider says:

    Daniel suggested.


  6. Lauren Lauren says:

    Dense, deep, thought provoking and a little too long which is how I feel about his fiction too Grossman is unrelenting in the best possible way A book to re arrange your thinking.


  7. Yossi Khebzou Yossi Khebzou says:

    Al igual que en El Viento Amarillo, la sensibilidad de Grossman combinado con fuentes primarias nos hacen entender la complejidad sobre identidad de los palestinos que viven dentro de Israel.


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Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel➹ [Read] ➵ Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel By David Grossman ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Israel describes itself as a Jewish state What, then, is the status of the one fifth of its citizens who are not Jewish Are they Israelis, or are they Palestinians Or are they a people without a count Israel describes itself as a Wire: eBook ✓ a Jewish state What, then, is the status of the one fifth of its citizens who are not Jewish Are they Israelis, or are they Palestinians Or are they a people without a country How will a Palestinian state if it is established influence the sense of belonging and identity of Palestinian Israeli citizens Sleeping on MOBI :Ê Based on conversations with Palestinians in Israel, Sleeping on a Wire, like The Yellow Wind, is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East today.


About the Author: David Grossman

From ithl Leading Israeli a Wire: eBook ✓ novelist David Grossman b , Jerusalem studied philosophy and drama at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and later worked as an editor and broadcaster at Israel Radio Grossman has written seven novels, a play, a number of short stories and novellas, and a number of books for children and youth He has also published Sleeping on MOBI :Ê several books of non fiction, including interviews with Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Among Grossman s many literary awards the Valumbrosa Prize Italy , the Eliette von Karajan Prize Austria , the Nelly Sachs Prize , the Premio Grinzane and the Premio Mondelo for The Zig Zag Kid Italy, , the Vittorio de Sica Prize Italy , the on a Wire: PDF È Juliet Club Prize, the Marsh Award for Children s Literature in Translation UK, , the Buxtehude Bulle Germany, , the Sapir Prize for Someone to Run With , the Bialik Prize , the Koret Jewish Book Award USA, , the Premio per la Pace e l Azione Umanitaria City of Rome Italy , Onorificenza della Stella Solidarita Italiana , Premio Ischia International Award for Journalism , the Geschwister Scholl Prize Germany , the Emet Prize Israel, and the Albatross Prize Germany, He has also been awarded the Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et Belles Lettres France, and an Honorary Doctorate by Florence University In , his novels The Book of Internal Grammar and See Under Love were named among the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel His books have been translated into over languages See also other authors with similar names.