It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street : A Jerusalem Memoir
Emma Williams arrived in Jerusalem with her three children in August 2000 to join her husband and to work as a doctor. A month later the second Palestinian Intifada erupted. For the next three years she lived on the border of East and West Jerusalem, working with Palestinians in Ramallah by day and spending evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. This deeply affecting memoir is a unique contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and a sympathetic yet unsparingly honest account of the humanity and hypocrisy at the heart of it.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 129 x 198 x 20mm | 278g
- 04 Jun 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
'I plan on giving this book to people who ask me: "What is going on over there?" Williams answers that question, and so much more' Janine di Giovanni, Daily Telegraph 'This book must be one of the most honest accounts of those terrible years. It's proportionate, subtle and comprehensive ... biased towards nobody but the voices of moderation and hope' Guardian 'This intelligent, incisive account...and her cool analysis of the humanity and hypocrisy at the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian fighting is striking' The Times 'A reader only vaguely aware of the reality behind the headlines will find much that is observant and saddening in her vivid portrait of this tribal dispute' Independent
About Emma Williams
Emma Williams read history at Oxford and medicine at London University. She has worked as a doctor in Britain, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New York, South Africa and Jerusalem. From 2000-3 she was the correspondent for the Spectator and wrote for several other newspapers about Palestinian-Israeli affairs and her own experiences.