An examination of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict from those who continue to work toward peace
The news coming out of the Israel-Palestine conflict remains grim. The region remains a symbol of instability fueled by violence and hatred. In Our Way to Fight, journalist and author Michael Riordon offers a different perspective, exploring the conflict through local Israeli and Palestinian peace activists who break all stereotypes. Riordon travels to thousand-year-old olive groves, besieged villages, refugee camps, checkpoints, and barracks, talking with people on both sides of the Wall who fight violence and war through creative resistance. He uncovers the crises that stirred them to act, the risks they face in working for peace, and the small victories that sustain them. In the face of deepening conflict, Our Way to Fight is a portrait of courageous grassroots action that provides hope for a livable future and inspiration to peace activists in all nations.
"A book like a pocket lamp that contests darkness: the darkness fabricated by those who have promoted a global blindness concerning what has happened in Palestine and Israel during the last sixty years. The battery of this remarkable lamp is true observation, and with it you discover exemplary courage in the most unexpected places. Pocket it!" --John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing and About Looking
“Riordon’s portraits reveal what it means to be a courageous person, a seeker of truth. This is a vital intervention for all who care about peace and justice.” --Neve Gordon, author of Israel's Occupation
"Riordon offers an important corrective to the standard tale of an intractable conflict." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An important asset for those with advanced knowledge of Israel's apartheid. It adds clarity and most importantly--humanity--to such a complex situation in which the repressors portray themselves and even see themselves as the victims, that is valuable for even the most experienced activist." --Shir Hever, author of The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation
"Sensitive interviewing and careful attention to detail." —IllumeMagazine.com