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Title:
Exile in the promised land : a memoir
Author:
Freedman, Marcia, 1938-
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Publication Information:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
234 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780932379771

9780932379764
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS126.6.F74 A3 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Lively first-person account of fourteen years in Israel by former Knesset member, feminist movement founder, early peace activist.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Former pk Israeli Knesset member Freedman, now an organizer of Jewish women's peace activities in Berkeley, Calif., describes her struggle to bring women's liberation to Israel during the 1960s and '70s in a biting memoir extremely critical of the Israeli government. She chronicles with keen self-understanding her evolution from American immigrant housewife to feminist organizer and member of Shulamit Aloni's liberal Citizens Rights Movement to head of the radical Women's Party. She discusses forthrightly she had a definite point of view which I'm sure informs her opinions.g and sorrowfully such disappointments as pk her unsuccessful efforts to win support for abortion reform and to publicize the problem of wife-beating, the fragmentation of the women's movement and her growing isolation--which she attributes to her militancy, lesbianismdelete comma?/pk and support for Palestinian self-determination. While Freedman raises important questions about bias in Israeli society, she fails to provide sufficient evidence to pk back her serious allegations about government incompetence in dealing with discrimination, violence in the occupied territories and the conflict in Lebanon. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

Former pk Israeli Knesset member Freedman, now an organizer of Jewish women's peace activities in Berkeley, Calif., describes her struggle to bring women's liberation to Israel during the 1960s and '70s in a biting memoir extremely critical of the Israeli government. She chronicles with keen self-understanding her evolution from American immigrant housewife to feminist organizer and member of Shulamit Aloni's liberal Citizens Rights Movement to head of the radical Women's Party. She discusses forthrightly she had a definite point of view which I'm sure informs her opinions.g and sorrowfully such disappointments as pk her unsuccessful efforts to win support for abortion reform and to publicize the problem of wife-beating, the fragmentation of the women's movement and her growing isolation--which she attributes to her militancy, lesbianismdelete comma?/pk and support for Palestinian self-determination. While Freedman raises important questions about bias in Israeli society, she fails to provide sufficient evidence to pk back her serious allegations about government incompetence in dealing with discrimination, violence in the occupied territories and the conflict in Lebanon. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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