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By Ammiel Alcalay

ISBN-10: 0816621543

ISBN-13: 9780816621545

Alcalay (Hebrew literature, urban U. of latest York) argues that the very components of the old kin among Jews and Arabs, and the character of the Levant itself, supply instruments for resolving the present scenario within the center East. His sections hide discontinued traces drafts for an itinerary,

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This relationship can be traced with some precision simply by looking at imports and exports, which retain their class orientation in either direction. Some examples of this, besides the issue of translated literary texts already touched upon, would include the following: the "high" and "low" American culture imported into Israel (programs featuring visiting writers at the American Cultural Center for a highly select audience versus reruns of Dynasty for the working class; the export of specialized workers —such as academics or scientists — on contract to American institutions, as against the massive economic and highly uncertain immigration of less skilled working-class Israelis).

More than simply a movement through space, it involves the replacement of religious, communal, and cultural affiliations by a national entity as the focus of world Jewish life. 4 As made evident in the introduction, even naming these "natives" accurately is problematic. Are they Asian, African, North African, Middle Eastern, Turko-Iranian, "Sephardo-Oriental" (to use Katznelson's quaint Discontinued Lines 37 appellation), Sephardi, Arab, non-Western, Eastern, or even, as they have been pejoratively labeled in official Israeli terminology, "children of the Oriental ethnic groups"?

They're mine, like my Lord you uprooted with such fervor. Like my innocent love that you mocked, they're mine. They're mine like my mother's suffocated songs. They're mine like the downcast eyes of my elders before the almighty savior king in khaki shorts. They're mine, like all the prisoners of Zion from the jails of Beersheba to Tel Mond. They're mine like my brothers strung out on white powder like their spirits sold out to the blue and the white. They're mine like this importunate land. They're mine, like the compassionate Eastern sun.

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