2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Themes

David K. Shipler
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In the end, the only theme of Arab and Jew is victimization. Two proud, passionate people are victims of history, thrust together into competition over a single strip of sacred land. Old timers on both sides of the conflict are victimized by the loss of a peaceful coexistence they remember from their childhood. The youngest generation on both sides is victimized by the legacy of hateful bigotry being embedded into their heads and hearts by their parents' generation. They will have to strive mightily to overcome these if they in old age will hope for peace. In between these generations, Palestinians find themselves victimized by a sense of exile from their own homes, discrimination in education and employment. Jews find themselves victimized by a lack of security, having to live in a homeland carved out to provide victims of the Nazi Holocaust a homeland of their own, but...

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