Return – a Palestinian memoir

Paradigm Shift

Interview by Ian Curr for the Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon) 4 Sept 2015

Q 1. In the book you describe brutal response by the British army to the Arab Revolt in 1940s “three-year general strike and mass revolt against British rule” yet your family ended up living in London and in the Jewish neighbourhood of Golders Green and going to school with Jewish girls – please explain how this came about?

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Q 2. You describe yourself as ‘a full-time Palestinian’ yet in Chapter 1 titled Journey to Ramallah you say:

“I had sworn never to return to this torn-up, unhappy land after that first trip in 1991 when I broke a long-standing family taboo against ever visiting the place that had been Palestine and then became Israel. ”

How do you explain these contradictory feelings?

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Q 3. Iou describe a meeting you had with…

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