O Jerusalem! is a history book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins that seeks to capture the events and struggles surrounding the creation of the state of . Start by marking “Ô Jérusalem” as Want to Read: Collins & Lapierre weave a tapestry of shattered hopes, valor & fierce pride as the Arabs, Jews & British collide in their fight for control of Jerusalem. Books on the Israel Palestine Conflict. O Jerusalem! and millions of other books are available for instant access. view site eBook .. This item:O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins Paperback $
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This book not only offers a detailed and understandable account of Israel & Jerusalem's history from 70 AD to the electrifying events of , it also. O Jerusalem! meticulously re-creates this historic struggle. Collins and Lapierre penetrate the battle from the inside, exploring each party's interests, intentions. Now with a new introduction by Dominique Lapierre, O Jerusalem! remains, as ever, a towering testament to the fiery dawn of Israel and an.
Also, what she says about the Holy Land - in particular, the political-social situation - will read very familiar to anyone who has paid attention to what is happening in the Middle East today.
The reader will be quick to note, through Russell's observations and musings, that though the novel is set in the early years of the twentieth century, nothing much has really changed, not since the city of Jerusalem was first built, not since the Crusades, and not since today. This state of constancy in terms of political-social relationships, though set in the previous century, will echo familiarly with the reader and will provide a certain, perhaps slightly uncomfortable, sense of immediacy.
The Holy Land has existed for thousands of years, but how much, really, has changed? It is a question Russell asks herself due to its relevance at the time, and it still bears relevance today.
Along with the above came a wonderful cast of characters to get attached to. The Hazrs, in particular, will interest the reader - or annoy, depending on one's take on them. In some ways they do seem caricatures of Arabic stereotypes from the period: Ali as the headstrong, war-mongering type of Arab, and Mahmoud as the strong, silent-and-wise desert-prince type.
Although the caricaturing might be a result of the fact that Ali and Mahmoud are not really Bedouin, nor really even Middle-Eastern at all to begin with, I do wish their characters had been expanded a bit more.
Ali, in particular, could use a bit more character development, since his actions are always so seemingly contrary and difficult to understand at times. While I could simply shrug and point a finger at the first-person narrative point-of-view employed by the novels, which significantly narrows the amount of information - and thus character development - that can be given to other outlying characters, I feel that something could have been done to showcase the Hazr's pasts a bit more, and thus expand on their characters as well.
And then there are the minor characters: the men, women, and children and, yes, mules they encounter along the way. I have grown particularly attached to the abbot of an isolated monastery whom Holmes and Russell pay a visit to while inquiring into the murder of a friend and colleague of the Hazrs.
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Product Details. Resources and Downloads. O Jerusalem Trade Paperback In Husseini personally influenced Reich Foreign Minister Ribbentrop to prevent four thousand Jewish children being sent to Israel, instead diverting them to Hitler's death camps where they perished.
We also learn that Haj Amin was not the only Arab terrorist to be trained in Nazi Germany, as part of the Axis war effort.
Unfortunately the Revisionist freedom fighters -Irgun and Lehi -do not get fair treatment and are unjustly maligned in the book. The account given of the alleged massacre of Arabs during the Battle of Deir Yassin is based on the lies of the Arabs and their British allies.
Unfortunately the Hagannah, the military wing of the Labour Zionists added to these lies to malign their political opponents in the Irgun and Lehi.
A heroic account is given of the struggle of the Jews of Jerusalem, to survive Arab attacks and starvationThe book mainly deals with events that happen in Jerusalem.
Beginning with the UN partition of Palestine on November 29, - which ended 30 years of British mandate and subsequent control after WWI - through a second ceasefire between Jewish and Arab forces on July 19th, , the story seems truly to have been written by an omnipotent author that somehow was present at every battle, meeting, negotiation, whether in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Damascus, the Negev, the Galilee, London, or Washington, D.
He died in The ghastly chain of crimes perpetrated on the Jewish people culminating in the crematoriums of Germany had been inflicted on them by the Christian nations of Europe, not those of the Islamic East, and it was on those nations, not theirs, the Arabs maintained, that the burden of those sins should fall.
And even though only for some time, but the raging fire the undivided and then divided Palestine was burning in ceased. But after this book, it seems that everyone belongs to Jerusalem and Jerusalem belongs to everyone.