Sleeping on a Wire

Conversations with Palestinians in Israel

David Grossman; Translated by Haim Watzman; With a new Afterword

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Israel describes itself as a Jewish state. What, then, is the status of the one-fifth of its citizens who are not Jewish? Are they Israelis, or are they Palestinians? Or are they a people without a country? How will a Palestinian state—if it is established—influence the sense of belonging
and identity of Palestinian Israeli citizens? Based on conversations with Palestinians in Israel, Sleeping on a Wire, like The Yellow Wind, is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East today.

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SLEEPING ON A WIRE (Chapter 1)

It was morning in the midafeh--%the room where guests are received--in the house of Hassan Ali Masalha in Kafr Kara. Passions flared among the men seated on mats; the elder Hassan Masalha was debating with his son. The former was saying, "The Palestinians have only lost and will continue to lose from the intifadah." His son jumped up, mortified at his father's words: "What is economic loss? That's a loss? In the territories they have culture now! There% they have principles! There% they have no crime! There% there are no drugs!" The old man, reclining comfortably

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David Grossman; Translated by Haim Watzman; With a new Afterword

David Grossman is the author of seven novels, most recently Someone to Run With, as well as two groundbreaking works of journalism, The Yellow Wind and Sleeping on a Wire; several children’s books; and a play. He lives in Jerusalem.

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Sleeping on a Wire
Conversations with Palestinians in Israel
David Grossman; Translated by Haim Watzman; With a new Afterword

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2003
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ISBN: 9781466804180
ISBN10: 1466804181
352 pages
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April 2003
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