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Palestine: A Personal History

by Karl Sabbagh
£9.99   paperback  Atlantic Books (2006)

Palestine: A Personal History by Karl Sabbagh In a brilliant piece of detective work Karl Sabbagh investigates the story of his Palestinian ancestors, and in so doing, has written the shocking and affecting history of what was, and may yet become again, Palestine.
 
Karl Sabbagh was born to a British mother and a Palestinian father who was the lead broadcaster and correspondent for the BBS Arabic Service during the Second World War. When the war ended, Isa Khalil Sabbagh was sent to New York to cover the fateful UN vote of 1947. From there he witnessed the partition of his country and the birth of a new Jewish state called Israel. Enlightening and humane, Palestine: A Personal History is an attempt to understand a family's - and a people's - turbulent past.

"A welcome addition to a new mini-genre of works on Israel and Palestine that focus on people rather than politicians. Sabbagh has excellent credentials for relating the story of Palestine through his own family... he writes with an easy, engaging style... Talking is better than fighting, as this poigant, often moving work shows."
(Adam LeBor, Guardian)

ISBN 13: 9781843543459 | ISBN 10: 1843543451