By Jonathan Garfinkel
With lofty beliefs, outstanding ambivalence, and endearing naiveté, Jonathan Garfinkel explores Israel and Palestine through chatting with traditional people.
Jonathan Garfinkel can’t make up his mind—not approximately his female friend, or Judaism, or Israel. After listening to a couple of apartment in Jerusalem the place Jews and Arabs coexist in peace, he comes to a decision it’s time to enterprise there. In Israel, not anything is as he imagined it, and not anything is as he was once taught. Garfinkel provides us the folks at the back of the headlines: from mystery assignations with Palestinian activists and an uninvited stopover at at an Arab refugee camp to Passover with Orthodox Jewish buddies and discovering the reality concerning the mythic coexistence condo, Ambivalence is the provocative, surreal, and sometimes hilarious chronicle of his travels. during this half memoir and half quest, Garfinkel struggles with the starting to be divisions in a afflicted area and with the divide in his soul. “Marvelous. Garfinkel deftly mines what it capability to at the same time belong, disavow, love, and detest an id, a tradition, and a history.... A must-read.”—David Rakoff
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