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Where the Desert Meets the Sea The history is correct, but the story told through these fictional characters is very bland and melodramatic It flip flops all over with hyper hot headed Arabs and Jews massacring each other while the British smoke cigarettes and ignore the mess that they have created by their 31 year Mandate in Palestine Israel s history is complicated, and deserves to be told in abalanced story where the people arethan paper dolls wanting to survive In this book, everyone is the bad guy and th The history is correct, but the story told through these fictional characters is very bland and melodramatic It flip flops all over with hyper hot headed Arabs and Jews massacring each other while the British smoke cigarettes and ignore the mess that they have created by their 31 year Mandate in Palestine Israel s history is complicated, and deserves to be told in abalanced story where the people arethan paper dolls wanting to survive In this book, everyone is the bad guy and that s just not how it was Boring BookThe dialog is stilted and the characters are not realistic I would rather read a straight history book accounting of this time instead of this boring set of characters and setting. The time setting for this novel is just after WW II, and the freed Jews from the concentration camps are trying to get to their historic homeland, the Holy Land As the Jews arrive, they become embroiled in age old disagreements over territory It is the story of the wars between the Jews and Arabs, as they fight over Palestine and Jerusalem, after the State of Israel is established in 1947 Needless to say it is a bloody story of massacres, terrorism, pillage and rape No mercy was shown, no qu The time setting for this novel is just after WW II, and the freed Jews from the concentration camps are trying to get to their historic homeland, the Holy Land As the Jews arrive, they become embroiled in age old disagreements over territory It is the story of the wars between the Jews and Arabs, as they fight over Palestine and Jerusalem, after the State of Israel is established in 1947 Needless to say it is a bloody story of massacres, terrorism, pillage and rape No mercy was shown, no quarter given, by either side The British military occupied the area, but did little to intervene inn the fighting, other than try to prevent the Jews arrival They had suffered their own losses over the years since their arrival in the 1920 s Their mandate was to modernize the area, but were at the same time, protecting their oil interests in the middle east The British left in 1948 It is a powerful story worth reading Got this one for free throughFirst Reads as one of this month s selections, and, first and foremost, it was worth every penny I paid for it Sorry, I couldn t resist But it is what it is, and most months I find that the allure of free books just isn t that alluring, particularly because we have an excellent public library But, having said that, I have enjoyed a few of the freebies I ve obtained this way It was a relatively quick read, and a few of the characters were at least Got this one for free throughFirst Reads as one of this month s selections, and, first and foremost, it was worth every penny I paid for it Sorry, I couldn t resist But it is what it is, and most months I find that the allure of free books just isn t that alluring, particularly because we have an excellent public library But, having said that, I have enjoyed a few of the freebies I ve obtained this way It was a relatively quick read, and a few of the characters were at least somewhat compelling, and I don t regret reading it, but it wasn t particularly memorable or uniquely well crafted in my opinion.As historical fiction goes, it might be informative to someone unfamiliar with the post WWII creation and early conflict surrounding the new State of Israel, which, of course, was a tumultuous period But, well, for anyone who read Leon Uris 1958 classic Exodus, it seems like a poor thin substitute Granted, Exodus is significantlyone sided e.g., pro Israel , at least as I recall it, and this author tries to my mind, rather unsuccessfully to be a biteven handed or balanced, but nah, I m guessing not many readers find this one to be fair or balanced view which, granted, is a tall order Also, to be fair, Exodus weighs in at twice the length, so it s not a fair comparison but, still Formodern Israeli fiction, I recommend Amos Oz who recently passed away , and, if you re only going to read one serious book about Israel, my all time favorite is Havlevi s sublime non fictional chronicle, Like Dreamers, which picks up the story a half generation after this book s story line Now, that s an excellent and complex book, well worth reading.I ll never know whether my frustrations with the largely pedestrian flat prose was the author s intent or the interpreter s vision, but, not many passages sang to me Still, having said that, the pages turned quickly, and the story amused me through a couple of short flights, so I m not complaining Reviewer s visual side notewhen I saw the cover of this book, I couldn t resist, so I posted a picture on my profile page that s basically the same shot that s on the cover without the two women, of course I spent an hour at the overlook above the Mount of Olives cemetery, with the sun setting, looking across at the Old City Frustratingly, even though I had my tripod, the evening I was there, it was incredibly windy, so it ended up beingof a production than I d planned But, hey, the shot still came out quite nicely So, check it out An illuminating and heart stirring historical novel set in post WWII Palestine, where the boundaries of love and friendship are challenged by the intractable conflicts of war Jerusalem,Judith, a young Jewish survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, arrives in Mandatory Palestine, seeking refuge with her only remaining relative, her uncle When she learns that he has died, she tries to take her own life in despairAfter awakening in the hospital, Judith learns that Hana, a Muslim Arab nurse, has saved her life by donating her own blood While the two women develop a fragile bond, each can t help but be drawn deeper into the political machinations tearing the country apart After witnessing the repeated attacks inflicted on the Jews, Judith makes the life changing decision to join the Zionist fight for Jerusalem And Hana s star crossed love for Dr David Cohen, an American Jew out of his element and working only to save lives, will put her own life in dangerThen the political situation worsens When tensions erupt, a shocking act of violence threatens Judith and Hana s friendship and the destinies of everyone they love ✻ Heart of Fire Epub ✾ Author Senait G. Mehari – 9facts.co.uk where the boundaries of love and friendship are challenged by the intractable conflicts of war Jerusalem,Judith ➿ The Downstairs Girl Free ➶ Author Stacey Lee – 9facts.co.uk a young Jewish survivor of the Dachau concentration camp [Read] ➪ The Sea is Only Knee Deep - Volume 2 By Paulina Zelitsky – 9facts.co.uk arrives in Mandatory Palestine ✪ The Lottery pdf ✩ Author Lucy Sussex – 9facts.co.uk seeking refuge with her only remaining relative ❴EPUB❵ ✹ A Chinese History Reader Author Sun Xiaoyu – 9facts.co.uk her uncle When she learns that he has died [EPUB] ✶ Feng Shui: The Living Earth Manual: The Living Earth Manual ✻ Stephen Skinner – 9facts.co.uk she tries to take her own life in despairAfter awakening in the hospital ❰Download❯ ➵ The Rook (The Checquy Files, Author Daniel O& – 9facts.co.uk Judith learns that Hana [Reading] ➱ Kranes Cafe ➹ Cora Sandel – 9facts.co.uk a Muslim Arab nurse ★ The Friend Zone PDF / Epub ✈ Author Sariah Wilson – 9facts.co.uk has saved her life by donating her own blood While the two women develop a fragile bond ✯ [PDF] ❤ Shqipja dhe Sanskritishtja By Petro Zheji ✼ – 9facts.co.uk each can t help but be drawn deeper into the political machinations tearing the country apart After witnessing the repeated attacks inflicted on the Jews ❴Download❵ ➵ Pilvi housuissa ja muita runoja Author Vladimir Mayakovsky – 9facts.co.uk Judith makes the life changing decision to join the Zionist fight for Jerusalem And Hana s star crossed love for Dr David Cohen ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Bedragarna i Hollywood ⚣ Author Kevin Talay – 9facts.co.uk an American Jew out of his element and working only to save lives ❮Reading❯ ➽ Рассказы ➶ Author Ivan Bunin – 9facts.co.uk will put her own life in dangerThen the political situation worsens When tensions erupt [Read] ➲ Shqipja dhe Sanskritishtja ➺ Petro Zheji – 9facts.co.uk a shocking act of violence threatens Judith and Hana s friendship and the destinies of everyone they love While this book does a good job of showing multiple perspectives surrounding the birth of Israel, the switch between the characters isn t very well done at all The characters are flat, and I just didn t enjoy this book, which kills me because this area of history appeals so highly to me. I wanted to like it I usually love historic fiction But the characters are poorly developed I didn t really feel connected to them or cared much what happened Also the story flops around a lot Very unsatisfying. Some books are hard to rate and even harder to review Such is the case with this book for me.I ve given it 3 stars This has to do with jagged edges Missing pieces A little too much moving and not enough staying I wanted just a bitfrom each character I was introduced to There was depth but just not enough Beautiful descriptions and I bookmarked pages to go back to but, the bookmarks were mainly done within the first half of this book I was left feeling as though there wasthat Some books are hard to rate and even harder to review Such is the case with this book for me.I ve given it 3 stars This has to do with jagged edges Missing pieces A little too much moving and not enough staying I wanted just a bitfrom each character I was introduced to There was depth but just not enough Beautiful descriptions and I bookmarked pages to go back to but, the bookmarks were mainly done within the first half of this book I was left feeling as though there wasthat needed to be said More history to be given Loose ends I didn t feel were complete A bit of chaos and, yet, I suppose that s the living within war and its aftermath Picking up the pieces of whatever is left and carrying on What else is there to do This book was well paced A bit confusing in parts unless, you re blessed with being able to keep names and storylines straight right from the first time you meet someone new.Having never really ventured into this part of the Israeli and Palestinian history before I found it to be informative A good read overall, and a bur in my saddle that will be spurring me on to delve in deeper, elsewhere, on my own In parts, this book should have broken me Broken my heart right open Split it in two However, the emotions that should have swelled up into an ocean wall of water, waiting to crash down and overwhelm, never were given a chance to fully rise to the occasion It s not lack of empathy but a story that failed to deeply entrench me into the lives of those I was reading about I was right there with them There was anticipation, premonition, fear, shock, but when it came to the sadness it was as if I didn t have any tears to cry I would ve preferred tears.This book is by no means a waste of time just not timeless Despite it s flaws, it still manages to say and detail much within its compact pages It s written well enough to compel one forward The end simply wasn t the end and so I m off to learn, discover, and uncover.For better or worse, I ve been left wistful Wistful, and now speechless, until I live another day to read and write again The Social Studies documentary films about the Creation of Isreal encouraged me to readabout the Creation of Isreal This book is about the Israeli Arab conflict ongoing in the 1940s 1950s I learned how wars surrounding culture and religion incited many and changed their lives forever.One of the most fascinating character developments in this story is about a British soldier born Jewish.He was born Jew, but he owes his life to the British It was they who raised and brought him up, it wa The Social Studies documentary films about the Creation of Isreal encouraged me to readabout the Creation of Isreal This book is about the Israeli Arab conflict ongoing in the 1940s 1950s I learned how wars surrounding culture and religion incited many and changed their lives forever.One of the most fascinating character developments in this story is about a British soldier born Jewish.He was born Jew, but he owes his life to the British It was they who raised and brought him up, it was the British uniform he d worn with pride for many years He was sent to Israel to enforce order to the Jewish and the Arabs He watched as the British shoved and drove away Jews from Palestine He watched as his fellow soldiers and co workers shipped Jews back to the crowded inhabiting camps in Europe.He was born Jew But now he has to force his own people back to desolate places He was born Jew But he never once practiced his religion with devotion The war of Arabs, Jews, and the British in Palestine was a war of discovering Instead of killing his own people, his own blood this officer decided to quit To quit enforcing laws and cruel restrictions upon his kin, the Jewish people The war allowed this officer to find his roots, and fight for a faith he was born into and came to devote to The war was a time of discovering, but on the other hand, it was also a time of hostility and animosity Hanna, an Arab loved her husband.Who was a Jew.Hana, a nurse, loved her co workers at the hospitals.Who were Jews.Hana, a soon to be mother Arab is pregnant with a child A child half Jew and half Arab Because of the war, one by one, her family were abused and killed by Jews Jews, who were her beloved co workers Because of the war, Hana s husband was knocked dead By an Arab relative.Hana is caught in the middle of a communal disaster as she watches the people she loves destroy each other She is forced to choose a side To keep loving the Jews who were also the murderers of her family, or obey her Arab culture and leave Jerusalem forever Hana is left devastated as she watches everything she loved Jerusalem and their people, crumbling to ruins Only after I read this book, I realized what religion and culture mean Sometimes, it is a feeling of discovering and belonging Other times, it is a burden of decision and will This ww2 era is my fav genre to read This one had a great story but so many characters to follow that it was a little confusing until after 50% in.


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