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by Anthony David,Sari Nusseibeh

  • Author: Anthony David,Sari Nusseibeh
  • ISBN: 0312427107
  • ISBN13: 978-0312427108
  • ePub: 1559 kb | FB2: 1776 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Picador; First edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Pages: 584
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 344
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Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life ePub download

Sari Nusseibeh’s autobiography is a remarkable book-one in which his dramatic life story and that of his embattled country converge in a work of great passion has been added to your Cart.

Sari Nusseibeh’s autobiography is a remarkable book-one in which his dramatic life story and that of his embattled country converge in a work of great passion has been added to your Cart.

Sari Nusseibeh is a Palestinian who dares to articulate a vision of peace whilst promoting non-violence for the Palestinians. In this book he chronicles both the history of his family and his country, providing critical reflections on the consequences of war, partition and terrorism. Издательство: Halban Books.

Once Upon a Country "is a book with the scope and vitality of an old-fashioned novel-one .

Once Upon a Country "is a book with the scope and vitality of an old-fashioned novel-one whose ending is still uncertain. Sari Nusseibeh's autobiography is a remarkable book-one in which his dramatic life story and that of his embattled country converge in a work of great passion, depth, and emotional power. Nusseibeh was raised to represent his country. His family's roots in Palestine traced back to the Middle Ages, and his father was the governor of Jerusalem. Educated at Oxford, he was trained to build upon his father's support for coexistence and a negotiated solution to the problems of the region.

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Once Upon a Country A PALESTINIAN LIFE Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York Begin Reading Table of Contents About the . Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Once Upon a Country A PALESTINIAN LIFE Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York Begin Reading Table of Contents About the Author.

Once Upon a Peace Maker! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. This is a truly important book for anyone wishing to understand fully the Arab, Palestinian - Israeli conflict. It sheds tremendous light on very important events, thus far not fully presented from the Palestinian side, especially that of the non rejectionist Palestinian camp. Sari Nusseibeh is a truly visionary man with tremendous courage and is a highly gifted activist and indeed very clever politician despite his own denials.

Once Upon A Country - A Palestinian Life" - author Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David. Once Upon A Country" is a very engaging and worthy read. The Prologue is titled : A Fairy Tale  .

As a child growing up in East Jerusalem, the world puzzled Sari Nusseibeh: the prosaic co-existed too closely with the mythical and sacred whilst the political world seemed to him ever-changing and incomprehensible. The young Nusseibeh revelled in the city's rich past

Sari Nusseibeh has long been viewed as a Palestinian moderate. In November 2007, following the publication of Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life, he traveled to Montreal, Canada, to lecture on the MMEP and his vision of peace.

Sari Nusseibeh has long been viewed as a Palestinian moderate. In July 1987, Nusseibeh and Faisal Husseini met with Moshe Amirav, a member of Israel's Likud Party becoming the first prominent Palestinians to meet with a member of the Israeli right  .

A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA teacher, a scholar, a philosopher, and an eyewitness to history, Sari Nusseibeh is one of our most urgent and articulate authorities on the conflict in the Middle East. From his time teaching side by side with Israelis at the Hebrew University through his appointment by Yasir Arafat to administer the Arab Jerusalem, he has held fast to the principles of freedom and equality for all, and his story dramatizes the consequences of war, partition, and terrorism as few other books have done. Once Upon a Country brings rare depth and compassion to the story of his country.

A fascinating and informative look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a seemingly objective Palestinian viewpoint. As someone with no personal stake in the conflict, I found this to be a refreshing perspective (compared to the decidedly pro-Isreal perspective I'm more typically exposed to here in America). These are intensely complex issues. I hope everyone -- on both sides -- continues to explore both narratives and work towards a peaceful resolution.
This is a memoir written by a professor of philosophy who is also the current president of Al Quds university in East Jerusalem.

After getting through his father's history in the early chapters, University professor Sari Nusseibeh realizes the central problem between the Israeli and Palestinian coexistence: neither sides understanding of the other side. It takes him meeting Israeli students at college, and flying on an Israeli ariline, and teaching at Hebrew University before he begins to see the similarities between the two. And thats where he evolves his ideas about peace.

A central concept of his is that both sides are allies, NOT enemies. He even goes as far to say that the two are more like allies than the united states/israel and palestinians/arab states are allies.

Unfortunately as the occupation of the west bank and gaza continues throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, he sees a different kind of arab majority emerging from the areas, that is bent on the concept of eradicating the Jew, instead of working with. As his story progresses we see how the author gets involved in politics and attempts to keep the two state solution as a viable option, while trying to maintain his own logical understanding of what was transpiring.

But as we come to the 2000s, Hamas gains most of the support of the palestinians, wins elections and violence ensues.

The author is not hopeless. He does speak of trying to advocate a peaceful two-state solution by teaming up with Israelis in the Peace Now movement and in the government, to get the peace that both sides seek. He writes up a two state solution, that would allow Palestinians to have the borders from pre-1967, and allows palestinian refugees to return to palestinian areas, and Jews to jewish areas.

Only concerns i have with his memoir book are of misrepresentations of Israeli actions. He states that the Israelis invaded Lebanon in 82 without "any bullets being shot from lebanon." That's misleading. The PLO were launching rockets into kiryat shemonah and nearby cities which was provoking the Israelis during this turbulent time for the lebanese people, to maintain peace in southern lebanon.

Ina few other places he tries to place more blame on Israel rather than sharing it with the palestinian people, a product of his upbringing more than malicious intent.

However Sari Nusseibeh is not Hamas and not an islamic fundamentalist. He isa two-state solution advocate who writes mostly about using non-violent disobedience. As the reader I wondered, if more palestinians were like Nusseibeh perhaps the world opinion would change towards them? But Nusseibeh DIDNT grow up in a refugee camp, was educated at Oxford and Harvard, and lived a different life than the majority of palestinians.

So perhaps palestinians as a whole dont see life as he does? And maybe this book is as much a minority views as that of the suicide bombers?

Hopefully not, because Nusseibeh portrays himself as a peace seeker. and thats what is needed in Israel and Palestine.
I am a middle-aged American Jew who lived in Israel for two years during the 1970's and who supports Israel's right to exist within secure borders. I found that this book helped me to be able to put myself in the position of the Palestinian people and to understand their experiences and struggles. It is very well written and was well worth reading. I highly recommend it for anyone who would like to believe that a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is possible. It will help you to tear down whatever stereotypes you may have in your mind.
Once upon a country... tells about more than what, today, we consider to be 'a country'. It also tells about its people, how they live, play, work, worship and love. It tells where they came from and what shaped them, and, with a tinge of nostalgia, it wonders where they'll go. This is not a nationalist treatise.
Once upon a country... is a very personal narrative of one Palestinian's direct experience of the past fifty years or so, as well as a recounting of how he experiences being a part of his ancestry, history, culture, religion and even politics, keeping in mind that his views of what used to be his country are also informed by his living and studying in various western countries.
It gives a general background into history and culture of an area (Ottoman Empire and its unravelling into the various factions battling each other and themselves) that is little known to Europeans of this age. Media attention usually is on the troubled countries (Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Israel, etc.) that originated in the Ottoman Empire. This book brings back glimpses of a rich common culture and the co-existence of cultures and religions straddling the diversity of the region, and it shows the remnants of that culture today.
What emerges from Sari Nusseibeh's writing is his love for the region, love for his ancestry and the culture he grew up in, left for a while and then came back to, combined with an analytical eye, trained by both western and west-Asian teachers, that doesn't miss the flaws in the various philosophies, histories and policies.
Only by inference it becomes clear what Palestinians have lost: family, land, country, life style, cultural cohesion, etc. It is, therefore, the more admirable that Sari Nusseibeh nowhere in his book complains of what is no more or displays a sentiment of rancour. He is convinced that whatever solutions there may be to the plight of the area, they must be arrived at in a non-violent fashion.
It is a pity that only one side of the middle eastern equation has found its way into our consciousness. Unfortunately, ignoring the richness of the region's history and culture as a whole and denial, even, of its existence is a re-writing of history and we are the poorer for it. This little book allows for unusual insights and awakens curiosity to know more!
Once upon a time ... and that time is past. Once upon a (time... there was a) country.
Czikus Carriere
This is a fantastic book detailing in wonderful prose the plight of the Palestinian people. In an effort to gain a more balanced perspective of the situation in Israel/Palestine, this book, as well as My Promised Land by Ari Shavit, was required reading for one of my classes in seminary. Both books together give a more complete picture of a very complex, difficult situation.My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
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