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A street divided : stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God / Dion Nissenbaum.

Author/Creator:
Nissenbaum, Dion, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 246 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Jerusalem -- Boundaries.
Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations.
Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations -- Anecdotes.
Jerusalem -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Jerusalem -- Description and travel.
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Influence.
Partition, Territorial.
Israel-Arab War (1948-1949)
Boundaries
Ethnic relations
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Politics and government.
Travel
Middle East -- Jerusalem.
Form/Genre:
Anecdotes.
Summary:
"It has been the home to priests and prostitutes, poets and spies. It has been the stage for an improbable flirtation between an Israeli girl and a Palestinian boy living on opposite sides of the barbed wire that separated enemy nations. It has even been the scene of an unsolved international murder. This one-time shepherd's path between Jerusalem and Bethlehem has been a dividing line for decades. Arab families called it "al Mantiqa Haram." Jewish residents knew it as "shetach hefker." In both languages, in both Israel and Jordan, it meant the same thing: "the Forbidden Area." Peacekeepers that monitored the steep fault line dubbed it "Barbed Wire Alley." To folks on either side of the border, it was the same thing: A dangerous no-man's land separating warring nations and feuding cultures in the Middle East. Nissenbaum offers a more intimate look at one road at the heart of the conflict, where inches really do matter"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
No man's land
Father of the bull
The martyrs
The settlers
The collaborator
The peaceniks
The good Arab
The architects of division
Epilogue : "The Siege of Abu Tor".
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-246).
ISBN:
9781250072948
1250072948
OCLC:
898419178
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