The People On the Street

One block of a Tel Aviv street is the starting point for Linda Grant’s exploration of the inner dynamics of Israelis, not the government and its policies, but the people. Iraqi shop keepers, teenage soldiers, mob bosses, Tunisian-born settlers, Russian scientists, the father of a suicide bomb victim and more.

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The further away anyone was from that block of Ben Yehuda street, the easier it seemed to find a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, that stubborn mess in the centre of the Middle East and the more I studied these solutions, the more I thought that they depended for their implementation on a population of table football men, painted in the colours of the two teams: blue and white for the Israelis, green, red and black for the Palestinians. All the international community had to do was to twist the levers and the little players would kick and swing and send the ball into the net, to victory'

One block of a Tel Aviv street is the starting point for Linda Grant's exploration of the inner dynamics of Israelis - not the government and its policies, but the people themselves, in all their variety. Iraqi shop-keepers, Teenage soldiers, Mob bosses, Tunisian-born settlers, Russian scientists, and the father of the child victim of a suicide bomber are some of the people she meets.

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Weight 270 g
Dimensions 215 × 140 × 18 mm
Author

Publisher

Virago

Imprint

Virago

Cover

Paperback

Pages

214

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

956.94054 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K