Jewish Values: Bottle in the Gaza Sea, A

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Publication Year: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
176pages
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In her second novel, Zenatti explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a personal way by creating an email friendship between two teens - Tal, an Israeli girl and Naim, a boy from Gaza. Tal is determined to wear down Naim's bitterness towards her and in a series of engrossing back and forth emails, she does. There is no neat resolution but a human face is put on the problem. Generally fairminded in expressing the grievances of each side, there is one gratuitous and factually inaccurate remark, made by the Israeli girl, about how the Israelis have prevented the Palestinians from having their own state. Aside from this, it ranks with Kass's Real Time in capturing the essence of the conflict and its impact on both peoples.
ISBN: 
978-1-59990-200-5
Book ID: 
1248
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
Yes
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