Our Way to Fight by Michael Riordon
Israeli and Palestinian Activists for Peace

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Traveling to thousand-year-old olive groves, besieged villages, refugee camps, checkpoints, and barracks, Michael Riordon talks with people on both sides of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict who fight violence and war through creative resistance. The region remains a symbol of instability fueled by violence and hatred, and this investigation enters into the heart of the dispute and offers a different perspective. The author uncovers the crises that stirred them to act, the risks they face in working for peace, and the small victories that sustain them. These stories of Israelis who refuse to see Palestinians as enemies and Palestinians who practice nonviolent resistance break all stereotypes. In the face of deepening conflict, this portrait of courageous grassroots action provides hope for a livable future and inspiration to peace activists in all nations.

About Michael Riordon

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A writer and an award-winning documentary filmmaker, Michael Riordon is the author of An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines and three other books.
Published May 1, 2011 by Chicago Review Press. 253 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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“In cultures that glorify war, the voices of authentic peace-makers are seldom heard,” writes Riordon (An Authorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines, 2005, etc.), who traveled extensively throughout Israel and Palestine to interview more than 60 individuals—both Israelis a...

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With his latest book, Michael Riordon sketches the life stories of dozens of Palestinian and Israeli peace activists, each struggling against mighty odds to sustain hope and construct the foundation for a just future.

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