A Street Divided

A Street Divided

Stories From Jerusalem's Alley of God

Book - 2015
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"It has been the home to priests and prostitutes, poets and spies. It has been the stage for an improbable flirtation between an Israeli girl and a Palestinian boy living on opposite sides of the barbed wire that separated enemy nations. It has even been the scene of an unsolved international murder. This one-time shepherd's path between Jerusalem and Bethlehem has been a dividing line for decades. Arab families called it "al Mantiqa Haram." Jewish residents knew it as "shetach hefker." In both languages, in both Israel and Jordan, it meant the same thing: "the Forbidden Area." Peacekeepers that monitored the steep fault line dubbed it "Barbed Wire Alley." To folks on either side of the border, it was the same thing: A dangerous no-man's land separating warring nations and feuding cultures in the Middle East. Nissenbaum offers a more intimate look at one road at the heart of the conflict, where inches really do matter"--
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, St. Martin's Press,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250072948
1250072948
Branch Call Number: 956.9442 NI
Characteristics: xi, 246 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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