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This heated place : encounters in the promised land
Campbell, Deborah, 1970-
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Vancouver, BC : Douglas & McIntyre, [2002]

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164 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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DS107.5 .C36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This Heated Place takes readers into twenty-first century Israel and the occupied territories. Deborah Campbell, a Canadian student at Tel Aviv University during the Gulf War, returns to the region after a ten-year absence, seeking insights into one of the world's most intractable conflicts. She drives through the West Bank with an American-Israeli settler in his bombproof SUV; attends the Love Parade in Tel Aviv, where thousands of Israeli ravers celebrate under armed guard; visits a Palestinian family in Hebron following an Israeli army raid; talks to girls at an Islamic school in Gaza; meets Israeli refuseniks who have spent time in prison for their stance; and drinks tea at the refugee camp home of the family of twelve-year-old Mohammad al-Durrah, whose dramatic death in his father's arms made him the Arab world's symbol of opposition to Israeli occupation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
1 Where You Are Standingp. 7
2 The Same Coinp. 17
3 The Air You Breathep. 31
4 This Heated Placep. 43
5 The Middle Groundp. 57
6 The End of Utopiap. 73
7 The New Revolutionariesp. 85
8 Postcards from Ramallahp. 101
9 The Sound of Musicp. 111
10 Land of the Sad Orangesp. 119
11 The Making of a Martyrp. 137
Epiloguep. 149
Acknowledgementsp. 157
Chronologyp. 158
Sourcesp. 162