The Resource A street divided : stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God, Dion Nissenbaum

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

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A street divided : stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God
Title
A street divided
Title remainder
stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God
Statement of responsibility
Dion Nissenbaum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Arab families called it "al Mantiqa Haram." Jewish residents knew it as "shetach hefker." In both languages it meant the same thing: "the Forbidden Area." Soldiers on both sides 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. It was in this no man's land that United Nation's soldiers organized a search party to rescue a pair of dentures that had fallen out of a monastery window overlooking the dividing line. It was on this street that an attempt to build an outhouse nearly sparked a deadly clash between Israeli and Jordanian soldiers stationed yards apart. The barbed wire came down in 1967. But it was soon supplanted by ever more daunting cultural, emotional and political barriers separating Arab and Jew. For nearly two decades, coils of barbed wire ran right down the middle of Assael Street marking the fissure between Israeli-controlled West Jerusalem and Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem. A Street Divided offers a view of the conflict from the street level. While most books written from the Middle East tend to focus on sweeping political trends, A Street Divided tells this story from one of the rare streets where Israelis and Palestinians live together. Countless books have been written about this region, but none have focused on this unique fault line"--
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Dewey number
956.94/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS109.93
LC item number
.N57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
A street divided : stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God, Dion Nissenbaum
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A street divided : stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God, Dion Nissenbaum
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No man's land -- Father of the bull -- The martyrs -- The settlers -- The collaborator -- The peaceniks -- The good Arab -- The architects of division
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781250072948
Lccn
2015010735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (DLC) 2015010735
  • 1161972
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