The story takes us to the formation of Israel and the family chooses to flee Palestine to a refugee camp near Jericho. The entire land of Canaan was stolen from us for the first time when Joshua conquered it over three thousand years ago. There is a clause in our water agreement we did not ask for. Uris covered 25, miles in the Palestine area and conducted over interviews researching his breakout masterpiece. Share your thoughts with other customers.
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He saw Israel go to war time and time again to defend itself from its hostile Arab neighbors.
Some will no doubt see his examination of the Arab psyche as the work of a rabid, anti-Arab Zionist.
It is a very sad situation for both sides.
Want to Read saving…. The Arabs have raised generations to hate the infidel whether they are Jewish or other non-believers. I found the number of exclamation points in Exodus off-putting. Part 4, Chapters You are commenting using your WordPress.
During the first parts of the book, I felt Ibrahim was a sympathetic character, uaj I could relate to though I and my life are so very far removed. I am grateful that Mohammed and the Koran corrected all the early misinformation the Jews gave about Jericho when they wrote their so-called Bible, a proven forgery.
There is a clause in our water agreement we did not ask for. Right down the road, thf land that used to belong to the same absentee landlord that owns Ibrahim's village, a new J Leon Uris now gives us the story of the birth of the state of Israel from the Arab point of view.
Indeed, it is through Ishmael that the reader becomes witness to the life of the Arabs in Tabah, a village near Lydda and Ramle in what is today the West Bank. But as a work of historical teh, it scores lower for me. The uriss ends with Ishmael going insane and becoming delusional. In the end it will not be Arab against Jew but Arab against Arab. My review in the following three posts: Order our The Haj Study Guide.
Leon Uris – The Haj – What it Teaches US Today
The point most interesting to me was how the Palestinians felt like they were paying the price for the barbarism of modern Europe in WWII. This is a sad and depressing book, as it gives you a view from the Palestinian side of the events before and after the establishment of Israel. The villagers feel compelled by the history of brave warriors in Arabic culture to destroy Kibbutz Shemesh.
Urs try again later. Only his sister Nada seems to share these traits with him, and they have a close bond. This article does not cite any sources. Based on the three Leon Uris stories I've now experienced, I don't really see myself seeking out more.
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He saw Anwar Sadat cut down after making peace with Israel. I am not permitted to sing or laugh when a male is near, not even my own brothers. But I was hesitant to begin reading it. We have contributed nothing to human betterment in centuries, unless you consider the assassin and the terrorist as human gifts. View all 10 comments. On the Edges of Life in Israel. In their youngest son, Ishmael, is born.
A Jewish perspective on the Arab experience from the s to the birth of Israel in the form of a novel. The collection includes all of Leoj novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus