By Anthony David
A fantastic Friendship is the twin biography of Israeli Ruth Dayan, now ninety-eight, who used to be Moshe Dayan's spouse for thirty-seven years, and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, Yasser Arafat's partner's mother, now seventy-four. It unearths for the 1st time the 2 women's spectacular and mystery forty-year friendship and can provide the tale in their striking and turbulent lives turning out to be up in a war-torn country.
Based on own interviews, diaries, and journals drawn from either women—Ruth lives this day in Tel Aviv, Raymonda in Malta—author Anthony David supplies a fast moving, attention-grabbing narrative that may be a attractive tale of reconciliation and wish in a weather of unending clash. by way of experiencing their tales and following their budding courting, which started after the Six-Day battle in 1967, we study the behind-the-scenes, undisclosed historical past of the center East's such a lot influential leaders from admired ladies on both sides of the continued conflict.
An award-winning biographer and historian, Anthony David brings us the tale of unforeseen friendship whereas he discovers the genuine pasts of 2 amazing ladies. Their tale supplies voice to Israelis and Palestinians stuck within the center East clash and holds a continual religion in a way forward for peace.
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