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Meditations on National Identity

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  • BAT-AMI BAR ON


Abstract

This essay is about my coming to awareness of my national identity as a Jeivish'lsraeli while building a friendship with a Palestinian woman, Amal Kawar, and the place of such an awareness in the process of the re-formation of identity. To the extent that it has a conclusion, it is that, at least in the Jewish-Israeli-Palestinian context, a peace that does not reproduce the past necessitates an ethico-politically based self-examination and change.

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