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Author Rifa'i, Amal.

Title We just want to live here : a Palestinian teenager, an Israeli teenager : an unlikely friendship / Amal Rifa'i and Odelia Ainbinder with Sylke Tempel.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 956.9442 RIF    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xx, 154 p. : maps ; 18 cm.
Summary Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall of 2000. But two years later, Middle East correspondent Sylke Tempel encouraged Amal and Odelia to develop their friendship by facilitating an exchange of their deepest feelings through letters. In their letters, Amal and Odelia discuss the Intifada, their families, traditions, suicide bombers, and military service. They write frankly of their anger, frustrations, and fear, but also of their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Together, Amal and Odelia give us a renewed sense of hope for peace in the Middle East.
Subject Ainbinder, Odelia -- Correspondence.
Rifa'i, Amal -- Correspondence.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jewish teenagers -- Jerusalem -- Correspondence.
Jewish teenagers -- Jerusalem -- Attitudes.
Teenagers, Palestinian Arab -- Jerusalem -- Correspondence.
Teenagers, Palestinian Arab -- Jerusalem -- Attitudes.
Teenagers and peace -- Jerusalem.
Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations.
Added Author Ainbinder, Odelia.
Tempel, Sylke.
ISBN 0312318944 (pbk.)

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