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Publisher: Easton Press
Edition: Signed First Edition
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Dimensions: 9.3" x 6.3" x 1"


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Personally hand signed by Hanan Ashrawi on a special limitation page.


Norwalk, CT. 1995. Signed First Edition. No dust-jacket as issued. Enhance your collectible library with this luxurious leather bound edition from Easton Press. Be one of the very few collectors to own this high quality book. An heirloom that also makes the perfect unique gift.

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This is a personal account of the struggle of Hanan Ashrawi who, by adhering to a moderate political stance, worked for the co-operation and coexistence of Arabs and Jews in Palestine. A Christian woman, living in a predominantly male, moslem community, she affords a glimpse into the truth behind the PLO and tells how she helped to bring the Israeli and Palestinian women's movement together.

Ashrawi, who came to international media attention as a spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) during the long, frustrating peace negotiations with Israel, gives a notable behind-the-scenes account of the events leading up to the signing of the accord by Prime Minister Rabin and PLO chairman Arafat on the White House lawn.

A major player in these events, she speaks proudly of her participation in organizing the intifada, with passion of her people's anger and humiliation under Israeli occupation and with dissatisfaction of the final agreement, which brought on her resignation. Here we see the human side of the Arab-Israeli dilemma, through the eyes of an independent, intellectual Arab woman brought up in a freethinking Christian-Muslim household where daughters were considered a gift, not a curse.

Ashrawi offers a close-up portrait of Arafat as well as of the major American and Israeli negotiators, Palestinian women emerging from passivity to join the intifada, the outrage at the U.S. pro-Israel policy and the dissident Israelis who became her friends. Though committed to peace, Ashrawi is intransigent on still unresolved problems, among them the Arab claim to Jerusalem. A revealing document of a partisan who has helped make Middle East history.



An insider's view of Mideast diplomacy, the PLO heirarchy, and the author's own life reveals Hanan Ashrawi's struggles as a Christian Arab woman in a Muslim, male-dominated society and chronicles her efforts for peace.


From Publishers Weekly

Ashrawi, who came to international media attention as a spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) during the long, frustrating peace negotiations with Israel, gives a notable behind-the-scenes account of the events leading up to the signing of the accord by Prime Minister Rabin and PLO chairman Arafat on the White House lawn. A major player in these events, she speaks proudly of her participation in organizing the intifada, with passion of her people's anger and humiliation under Israeli occupation and with dissatisfaction of the final agreement, which brought on her resignation. Here we see the human side of the Arab-Israeli dilemma, through the eyes of an independent, intellectual Arab woman brought up in a freethinking Christian-Muslim household where daughters were considered a gift, not a curse. Ashrawi offers a close-up portrait of Arafat as well as of the major American and Israeli negotiators, Palestinian women emerging from passivity to join the intifada, the outrage at the U.S. pro-Israel policy and the dissident Israelis who became her friends. Though committed to peace, Ashrawi is intransigent on still unresolved problems, among them the Arab claim to Jerusalem. A revealing document of a partisan who has helped make Middle East history.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Ashrawi, a Christian Palestinian woman from a prominent family and a political activist who has been a spokesperson for the Palestinian delegation in the on-going peace talks with Israel, provides a rare insight not only into the diplomacy involved but also into her ethnic community. This autobiographical approach is extremely well characterized. Ashrawi delves into the attitudes of many of the Palestinian political elites, examining their cultural heritage and how it has affected their behavior. Of course, she also provides an intimate detailing of the intricate diplomatic process by which the Palestinian delegation treated its demands dealing with the PLO, several Arab states, and the United States. The reader gets a firm feel for the delicacy of multilateral diplomatic talks and the pressure that can be brought to bear by major and more powerful political bodies on groups with no recognized government. This work is essential to the understanding of the current phase of the Arab-Israeli conflict and is required reading.
-Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba Coll., Salisbury, N.C
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Well-known in this country as the eloquent Palestinian spokesperson on the nightly news, Ashrawi has written a compelling autobiography that fuses the political and the personal "to reveal in human terms our side of the truth." She mocks the prevailing stereotypes of Palestinian terrorist and veiled woman ("I was not going to jump up and start belly dancing between the salad and the main course, nor was I going to toss a grenade into the dessert"). Raised in a middle-class Christian home, she sees herself as a humanist, a radical, a peace activist, and a Western-educated academic; she also speaks as mother, daughter, wife, and personal friend of Jews as well as Palestinian leaders. Whether she's talking about her insider role in daily negotiations with Baker and Christopher and the U.S. State Department, or about her pain at her own family's internal exile under the Israeli occupation, or about the physician father who raised her to be an independent woman in a male-dominated society, there's no self-righteousness, no talk of "them and "us." Furious at the brutality of military occupation, she's clear also that there's no monopoly of pain, no "upmanship" on suffering among Jews and Palestinians, and she calls for an ongoing self-examination to heal oppressor and oppressed alike. Anyone wanting an informed, reasonable view of what's happening in the Middle East will welcome this account. Running throughout is a sense of what is lost; it didn't have to be this way.
Hazel Rochman


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