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By Jamie Tarabay

The unforgettable reports of a tender Australian journalist published in Israel to file at the clash within the occupied territories are documented during this compelling memoir. Unafraid, or maybe simply stunningly naïve, Jamie Tarabay, an Arabic-speaking Australian of Lebanese descent, dove headfirst into the thick of center jap politics. From the good optimism following the Camp David summit in 2000 to the beginning of the intifada in 2001, Jamie was once within the thick of it—Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, suicide bombers, hard-line Jewish settlers, Palestinians residing lower than curfew, and the coming of the recent millennium after a Christmas in Bethlehem. This wonderful, exact, and hugely illuminating memoir chronicles a transitional interval within the center East and strains the author's reviews as she redefines her experience of nationality, morality, history, and religion.

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