By Uri Avnery
This can be the tale of the key contacts among a bold staff of Israeli patriots and the PLO — advised by way of the guy who began them in 1974 and who turned the 1st Israeli baby-kisser to fulfill Yassir Arafat.
In July 1982, on the top of the Lebanon warfare, Uri Avnery crossed the conflict traces in Beirut for a gathering with the PLO chief. This used to be the fruits of a clandestine operation which had began 8 years formerly whilst the writer first met in inner most secrecy with a high-ranking PLO reputable in London. those contacts resulted in mystery conferences in numerous international locations, regarding kings, presidents and statesmen from part a dozen governments. They integrated Yitzhak Rabin and Menahem start; King Hassan of Morocco and President Bourguiba; the past due Sa’id Hammami and Issam Sartawi from the PLO; in addition to sought after ecu socialist leaders like ex-Premier Mendes-France and ex-—Chancellor Bruno Kreisky who have been the 1st eu statesmen to take the PLO heavily.
This is additionally a hot own tale approximately humans from either side who risked and infrequently gave their lives within the explanation for peace. With many own insights and fascinating episodes, it's an research via someone uniquely certified to write down it--a former underground fighter, commando wounded in conflict, member of the Israeli Knesset and prime journalist. Uri Avnery observed from shut diversity the entire very important advancements in Israel following the construction of the Jewish country, and was once in detail interested in lots of them.
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41 Sarah’s feet felt like two ice blocks. Her legs tangled together in her skirt. She stumbled and fell in the snow. She was so tired. Maybe she could rest for just a while. ” someone yelled. “We don’t want to go too slow! ” It was Annie. Her small hands helped pull Sarah up. Then Annie pushed her ahead. Sarah felt tears freeze on her cheeks. Annie wouldn’t let her quit. 42 43 At last, they reached Miss Freeman’s house. Sarah and Annie stumbled into the parlor with the other children. A toasty f ire warmed the room.
Jake and Seth f ixed the hinges, but the door blew open again. Rachel started to cry. The boys found a hammer and nailed the door shut. Sarah hoped the nails would hold. Annie nestled against her. “It’s going to be all right,” Sarah said. She stroked Annie’s hair. 31 Then part of the roof blew off the schoolhouse. Snow came tumbling down on the children and the coal stove. Sarah tried not to cry. The school was wrecked! It was no longer a safe place. 32 If they stayed there, they might freeze to death.
36 They climbed through the window and stepped into the knee-deep snow. Jake stayed at the back to help Annie and Rachel. Miss Freeman yelled, “Don’t be afraid. ” 37 The blizzard surrounded Sarah like a whistling white wall. She staggered blindly through the drifts. Her eyelids felt like they were freezing shut. She held on tightly to the stiff, frozen rope. ” she called. ” Annie was right behind Sarah. But her voice sounded far away. A thousand icy needles blew against Sarah’s face. She trudged on.
My Friend, the Enemy by Uri Avnery