After the Six-Day War of 1967, Amos Oz was one of the first voices to advocate partitioning the land between Israel and a Palestinian state, in the context of peace and security. Since the establishment of the Peace Now movement in 1977, Oz has been one of its leading figures.
This superb collection contains his writing on Israel’s offensive into Lebanon in 1982; on fanaticism, Meir Kahane, the PLO, Jewish terrorism, Arafat; the political, religious, and ethnic tensions within his nation; the new militarism in Israel and the new intolerance. What Jerusalem means to his countrymen. The morality and the justification of violence, of war. The stereotypes and beliefs that move men to good or evil. The danger of debased language, of treating words like hand grenades. Oz writes about Jewish attitudes: toward Jews, toward non-Jews, the State of Israel, the Holocaust. He writes about the Holocaust itself, the psychology of the victims and of the murderers. About Kurt Waldheim and “gentle” Austria. About Germany, Russia. Anti-Semitism past and present. Zionism, its dreams and failures.
The Slopes of Lebanon is a passionate appeal to end fanaticism, to talk and to listen, to negotiate - by a great poet and writer and a man who loves his country.
Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. At the age of fourteen he joined Kibbutz Hulda, where he lived, taught, and wrote for many years. A veteran of the 1967 and 1973 wars, Oz has since been active in various efforts seeking reconciliation with the Arabs. He now lives in Arad, Israel.
‘Here is a writer unafraid of displaying the full spectrum of the emotions, and a writer who actually seems to have some faith left in the future.’ - The Guardian
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