Voices Across the Divide
Identity & History of Palestinians & Jews

Alice Rothchild
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Voices Across the Divide is a very personal project for me. I grew up in a Jewish household that was grounded in an uncritical love of all things Israel. As an adult I realized that I had never actually met an Arab person and that in all those years of Hebrew school and Jewish history ...Read more

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