Our Way to Fight

Our Way to Fight : Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine

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This book follows the dangerous lives of peace activists in Israel and Palestine. It explores the crises that stirred them to act, the risks they face, and the small victories that sustain them.Michael Riordon takes us to thousand year-old olive groves, besieged villages, refugee camps, checkpoints and barracks. In the face of deepening conflict, Our Way to Fight offers courageous grassroots action on both sides of the wall, and points the way to a liveable future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745330223
  • 9780745330228

About Michael Riordon

Michael Riordon is the author of An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines (2005) and of three other books. He has also had numerous articles published and produced award-winning documentaries.show more

Review quote

'Explores the stories of men and women who create glimmers of light and hope in the dark despair surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a vital intervention for all who care about peace and justice' -- Neve Gordon, author of Israel's Occupation. 'A book like a pocket lamp that contests darkness: the darkness fabricated by those who have promoted a global blindness concerning what has happened in Palestine and Israel during the last sixty years. The battery of this remarkable lamp is true observation, and with it you discover exemplary courage in the most unexpected places. Pocket it!' -- John Berger, author of From A to X, a novel inspired by the people of Palestineshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. A Day in the Country 2. My Way to Fight 3. The Jerusalem Syndrome 4. Bridge to the World 5. Witness 6. There is a Law 7. This is my Homeland 8. Facts Under the Ground 9. A Drop in the Sea 10. Dreams have their Uses 11. Civil-izing Israel 12. The Generation that Matters 13. Naming Palestine 14. A Cure for Amnesia 15. The Tempo of History 16. Hello? 17. Cracks in the Wall 18. The Safety of Sleep References Indexshow more