Book Review: What do you Buy the Children of the Terrorist who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

This is the eleventh in a series of reviews of books on Middle Eastern affairs. We asked Dr. Gail Weigl, an APN volunteer and a professor of art history, to review David Harris-Gershon's  new book.What-Do-You-Buy-For-the-Children-195x293

David Harris-Gershon, What do you Buy the Children of the Terrorist who Tried to Kill Your Wife? (London: One World, 2013). 325 pages. $13.70.

David Harris-Gershon has written a brave memoir that charts the traumatic and long-range impact of his wife Jamie’s near-death from a terrorist bombing at Hebrew University in 2002, and his route to healing by trying to understand the motives of the terrorist, Mohammad Odeh. 

There are several points of entry into Harris-Gershon’s story:  the opening section in which he recounts the bombing and actions of the bomber, his recollections of the aftermath interwoven with the history of his relationship with Jaime, and the summary of the historical context in which the attack took place.

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Peace Now and Meretz MK's Visit Hebron Marking 20 Years Since the Goldstein Massacre

Oppenheimer_Gal-On_Hebron"We came to show the Israeli public that the violent legacy of Goldstein is alive today in the price tag attacks, and in extremist settlers, like those here today." (Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer, pictured left with MK Zehava Gal-On)

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News Nosh 02.25.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Tuesday February 25, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Perhaps we should also divide the Jewish population into Poles, Yemenites and Moroccans?”
--Meretz chairwoman Zahava Gal-On slams the controversial law passed to distinguish between Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel. **

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APN's 2014 Israel Study Tour – Save the Dates September 6-11, 2014

Participants will explore Israel and the West Bank focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and efforts to resolve it. If you are interested and would like to be placed on the mailing list for the 2014 Israel study tour please email israeltour@peacenow.org

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Save the Date: Mandy Patinkin to Receive APN's Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award - April 27, 2014

The well-known actor and singer will be presented with the Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award on Sunday evening, April 27, in Los Angeles.  Plus, APN will be inaugurating the Arthur P. Stern Leadership and Justice Award, with David N. Myers and Nomi Stolzenberg receiving the award.

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Save the Date: Mandy Patinkin to Receive APN's Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award - April 27, 2014

The well-known actor and singer will be presented with the Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award on Sunday evening, April 27, in Los Angeles.

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Hard Questions, Tough Answers with Yossi Alpher: February 24, 2014

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This week, Alpher discusses a government legislative initiative intended to lead to increased military service for the ultra-orthodox; the Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah motives in supporting Assad; and what is the strategic significance of the first export deal signed with Jordan in Israel's Tamar Mediterranean gas field.

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News Nosh 02.24.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Monday February 24, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Shin Bet agents are decent people carrying out an indecent task."
--Nazareth-born award winning film director, Hany Abu-Assad, shares his views and discusses his award-winning controversial films, including the latest, Omar, which is up for an Oscar.**

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News Nosh 02.23.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Sunday February 23, 2014

Quote of the day:
"The move has support from settlers." 
--Meretz MK Ilan Gil-On proposes bill that would compensate any settlers who agree to leave their West Bank homes voluntarily.**

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News Nosh 02.21.14

APN's daily news review from Israel
Friday February 21, 2014

Quote of the day:
"He told me, ‘You live in this city, why did you write occupation?'”
--Palestinian photographer Ameer Abd Rabbo, who lives in E. Jerusalem, tells Haaretz+ how he was questioned by Israeli police for calling Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat 'the mayor of the municipality of occupation' on Facebook.

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