You Can't Hide The Sun: A Journey Through Israel And Palestine by John McCarthyYou Can't Hide The Sun: A Journey Through Israel And Palestine by John McCarthy

You Can't Hide The Sun: A Journey Through Israel And Palestine

byJohn McCarthy

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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Drawing on his own experiences of the Middle East, John McCarthy travels through Israel to uncover the hidden story of the Palestinian struggle.
 
Transported as a young boy by his father's tales of Palestine, John McCarthy has always been drawn to the mystique of the Middle East. Remarkably, his first-hand experience of its brutal conflicts -- he was kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon for five years -- only strengthened his determination to return and explore its myriad complexities.
 
In the years since his ordeal, McCarthy travelled through Israel and East Jerusalem, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Bedouin encampments of the Negev desert. His intensely moving encounters with the inhabitants of this beautiful but tormented region reveal the continuing tragedy of the Palestinians who remained in Israel after its formation in 1948 -- and who still dare to think of it as home.
 
You Can't Hide the Sun weaves their vivid testimonies with McCarthy's own experience of living under constant threat. And in doing so it asks: how can humanity endure in the face of unimaginable oppression, and how can any of us thrive without a place of safety?
As a journalist in television news JOHN McCARTHY was sent on his first foreign assignment to Beirut in 1986 aged twenty-nine. His career was abruptly cut short by militiamen who kidnapped and held him captive for five and a half years. Since his release he has written four books prior to this one -- Some Other Rainbow (with Jill Morrel...
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Title:You Can't Hide The Sun: A Journey Through Israel And PalestineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552774472

ISBN - 13:9780552774475

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