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In This Place Together by Penina Eilberg-Schwartz and Sulaiman Khatib

In This Place Together

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In This Place Together by Penina Eilberg-Schwartz and Sulaiman Khatib
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Apr 13, 2021 | ISBN 9780807046821

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Praise

“An engaging, hopeful lesson in how changing the conversation can actually change history.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, a Jewish American, anti-occupation activist, tells Khatib’s story in a work of radiant contradiction and persistent discomfort.”
Booklist

“A poignant, beautifully told story of a young man wanting to help create a bridge between Palestinians and Israelis. Best suited for those interested in Jewish and Middle East studies and contemporary social history.”
Library Journal

“The next time someone asks you if there’s still hope for justice and peace in Israel and Palestine, just hand them this book.”
—Peter Beinart, author of The Crisis of Zionism

“This bold story of an all-too-ordinary Palestinian boy, prematurely made into a man, narrated by a white American Jewish woman, tells the Palestinian story while opening a myriad of taboo topics, without closing any. No matter the angle from which you enter this book, you will exit it slightly upended. For that alone, I invite you into the constructive uneasiness that many more will need to feel before any change on the ground bears fruit that we can all taste equally.”
—Sam Bahour, activist and co-editor of Homeland: Oral Histories of Palestine and Palestinians

“In the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its long-festering hatreds and its prospects for peaceful resolution, the phrase ‘the personal is political’ has never been more meaningfully embodied or illuminated than it is in Souli Khatib’s remarkable story. This moving, surprising, politically astute book, written with sensitivity and grace by Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, should be read by Middle East policy makers, scholars, diplomats, news junkies, and anyone who loved Colum McCann’s Apeirogon.”
—Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author, founding editor of Ms., and past chair of Americans for Peace Now

“As a Palestinian activist, I am proud to support In This Place Together. Khatib’s story of gradually opening to the power and necessity of joint nonviolence is one that all those who care about the future of Israel-Palestine should read.”
—Mubarak Awad, founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence and Nonviolence International

“This is a story of the truest kind of courage and a much-needed type of leadership.”
—Mira Awad, Palestinian musician and artivista

In This Place Together brought tears to my eyes more than once and inspired me more deeply than I have words to say. Souli Khatib’s path was forged in impossible terrain, and yet his is a story of hope, a light coming in through the crack in the door. This is a must-read, the kind of story our aching human race needs most. It will stay with me for many years to come.”
—Noa (Achinoam Nini), Israeli singer, songwriter, and activist

In This Place Together is a must-read book for anyone who wants to understand the Palestinians’ cause, the peace movement within Palestine, and joint resistance of Israelis and Palestinians. It is beautifully written and evokes many emotions. But most importantly, it gives hope.”
—Aziz Abu Sarah, author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace and cofounder of MEJDI Tours

Table Of Contents

A Note on Transliteration
A Note from Penina
A Note from Sulaiman
Prologue


PART ONE

CHAPTER 1
Ta‘mira

CHAPTER 2
Ra’s al-Tawil

CHAPTER 3
A Hidden Place

CHAPTER 4
‘Ayn Farrah

PART TWO

CHAPTER 5
Shibl

CHAPTER 6
Clockwork & Prayer

CHAPTER 7
Mayy wa Milh

CHAPTER 8
Abnaa’ al-Intifada

CHAPTER 9
Books & Gas

CHAPTER 10
A New World Coming

CHAPTER 11
Many Pieces of Paper

CHAPTER 12
Little Chance

PART THREE

CHAPTER 13
‘Awda (Return)

CHAPTER 14
Holy Mountain

CHAPTER 15
Helicopters

CHAPTER 16
Properties of Snow

CHAPTER 17
Shared Words

CHAPTER 18
Trees

PART FOUR

CHAPTER 19
Bullets & Theater

CHAPTER 20
The Year of Long Drives

CHAPTER 21
If I Forget

CHAPTER 22
If I Remember

PART FIVE

CHAPTER 23
Balloons

CHAPTER 24
You Can’t Get There from Here

CHAPTER 25
The Stone and the Valley

CHAPTER 26
A Small Revolution

Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Sources
Notes

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