It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: An Englishwoman in Jerusalem
A deeply affecting memoir and a unique contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In August 2000 Emma Williams arrived with her three small children in Jerusalem to join her husband and to work as a doctor. A month later, the second Palestinian intifada erupted. For the next three years, she was to witness an astonishing series of events in which hundreds of thousands of lives, including her own, were turned upside down. Williams lived on the very border of East and West Jerusalem, working with Palestinians in Ramallah during the day and spending evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. Weaving personal stories and conversations with friends and colleagues into the long and fraught political background, Williams' powerful memoir brings to life the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Understanding in her judgment, yet unsparing in her honesty, Williams exposes the humanity, as well as the hypocrisy at the heart of both sides' experiences. Anyone wanting to understand this intractable and complex dispute will find this unique account a refreshing and an illuminating read.
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Review: It's Easier To Reach Heaven Than The End Of The Street: A Jerusalem MemoirUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
hard to imagine what has and is still happening, no matter which side you. want to be on. living in constant fear is not my idea of happiness. Read full review
Review: It's Easier To Reach Heaven Than The End Of The Street: A Jerusalem MemoirUser Review - Becky Ahrendsen - Goodreads
told of the issue from a pediatrician who moved to Jerusalem to be with her husband who worked for the UN. She had Palestinian and Jewish friends. 2000-2004 written like a diary. kind of like a text book. well referenced. Read full review