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Why Are You So Scared? hAs a journalist andistorian is reflected in the way The Power of One he approached and wrote the bookI consider this an important book for two reasons First it puts to the lie theeavily peddled myth that ArabsMuslims and Jews ave been at each other s throats "for thousands of years showing instead the extent "thousands of years showing instead the extent which Arab Jews were an integral and integrated part of their communities living lives that were intertwined with those of their "Christian and Moslem neighbors Arab Jews were at times oppressed by the mighty and corrupt but
No So Than The so than the " and Moslem neighbors Arab Jews were at times oppressed by the mighty and corrupt but no so than the other non Jewish Arabs Second the book also exposes ow the colonial powers in partnership with European Jews forced the Arab Jewish community to sever its millennial old religious and cultural traditions It also describes He Who Dares how traditional divide and conuer strategies were used to separate Arab Jews from their neighbors The book alsoints at the methods used first by the Zionist movement and then by a nascent Israel to force mass migration of Arab Jews to Israel That tale is fully told in another important book Ben Gurion s Scandals by Naeim Giladi an Irai Arab who as an agent of the Mossad in Ira The Thing About December had than firstand knowledge of the strategies used to drive the mass emigration of Irais to Israel Like Hayoun s grandfather Oscar Giladi experienced racism and like Oscar uickly grew tired of the perpetual second class status afforded Arab Jews and emigrated to the USI very strongly recommend this book to anyone who is truly interested in understanding the istory of the Arab world and of its Jewish population. To recall a time before ethnic identity was mangled for political ends It is also a journey deep into a lost age of sophisticated innocence in the Arab world; an age that is now nearly lost When We Were Arabs showcases the gorgeous prose of the Eppy Award winning writer Massoud Hayoun bringing the worlds of is grandparents alive vividly shattering our contemporary understanding of what makes an Arab what makes a Jew and ow we draw the lines over which we do battle.
Instigated Attacks Against Jews Inattacks against Jews in Middle East in order to frighten them into moving to Israel His statements about the peaceful protests in Gaza without mentioning the flaming kites condoms with IEDs and Palestinian children sent to the front with weapons destroys any credibility e might ave adI am so sorry that I wasted my money and time on this biased untruthful book Whilst When We were Arabs is a fascinating autobiographical story about Hayoun s family it also poses an important uestion of Troys how one can champion an ethnic identity without falling into the pit of tribal nationalism For Hayoun one of the possible answers is through coining a term mirroring Senghor s Negritude Arabetude whiche defines as a total sum of the intellectual cultural and spiritual labour of the Arabs The concept is also deeply anti colonial as the Arab eritages are celebrated in reaction to their denigration by the white supremacist West In response to the Zionist erasure of Arab people of Jewish faith Hayoun "challenges the Eurocentric constructions of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish identities centring is point of reference on is grandparents roots in "the Eurocentric constructions of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish identities centring is point of reference on Nature Cure his grandparents roots in Africa and not the imagined East His political stance goesowever further than that by declaring solidarity with all other peoples who are oppressed. WINNER OF THE ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRThe stunning debut of a brilliant nonfiction writer whose vivid account of The Bookshop on the Corner his grandparents' lives in Egypt Tunisia Palestine and Los Angeles reclaimsis family's Jewish Arab identity There was a time when being an Arab didn't mean you were necessarily Muslim It was a time when Oscar Hayoun a Jewish Arab strode along the Nile in a fashionable suit long before The Fixer (The Fixer, he andis father arriv.
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Inside Book Jacket You Llbook jacket you ll the phrase In these days of Likud and ISIS which implies absurdly that the two are morally euivalent and Likud is perhaps the larger problem The author identifies as both Arab and Jewish but stresses the former over the latter and writes from a bitter and maximally anti Israeli perspectiveIsrael One of Your Own haters will love it but if you re looking for a Chanukah gift for your uncle who enjoys reading about Jewishistory you should look elsewhere This book shares a perspective that the world so desperately needs to Nina hear I am usually not inclined towards reading memoirs but Massoud s telling ofis family s Super Gran (Super Gran, history is not simply a fond recalling it is an act of resistance in the face of erasure For that reason this book is bold unapologetic andonest The depth of analysis "and passion in each page is evident from the first to the very "passion in each page is evident from the first to the very This book is always within reach on my bookshelf and meticulously tabbed and noted up so I can refer to passages and thoughts whenever I need I recommend this book to anyone and everyone inclined towards experiencing Jay McGraws Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies how beautifully and powerfully an author create the waves of a revolution in just 258 pages You will not regret it Massoud Hayounas written a beautiful at times poetic book Though Legally Sane his book is pleasant to read it is not a novel and though it is centered aroundis own family s painful experience of Shadowspell Academy having to leave theiromeland it is not a nostalgic look back at some paradise lost Hayoun s experience. Ed at the port of Haifa to join the Zionist state only to find themselves Anna Del Contes Italian Kitchen hosed down with DDT and then left unemployed on the margins of society In that time Arabness was a mark of cosmopolitanism of intellectualism Today in the age of the Likud and ISIS Oscar's son the Jewish Arab journalist Massoud Hayoun whom Oscar raised in Los Angeles findsis voice by telling Dead Center his family's story To reclaim a worldly nuanced Arab identity is for Hayoun part of the larger project.