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Benvenisti, Meron 1934-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 296 publications in 4 languages and 13,265 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Maps  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Illustrator
Classifications: DS119.7, 956.95
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Most widely held works about Meron Benvenisti
 
Most widely held works by Meron Benvenisti
City of stone : the hidden history of Jerusalem by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem is more than a holy city built of stone: it is a battle cry, a magic spell, an act of defiance, a claim of sovereignty. The scramble for the soul of Jerusalem began three millennia ago. Only in the past century did the battle between distant empires and warring sects of believers evolve into today's deadly struggle between the peoples for whom Jerusalem is now home: Jews and Arabs. To justify their rival claims, each faction has written extensive but partial and politically motivated chronicles of the city's ancient and contested history. In City of Stone, Meron Benvenisti overcomes this legacy of self-interest to write an unofficial history of the city, a many-sided story without victors or vanquished. He describes with unparalleled depth, vividness, and compassion the triumphs and defeats of all the city's residents, from those who walk its streets today to the meddlesome ghosts that still inhabit the Holy City. Benvenisti focuses primarily on the 20th century, but, as with everything in Jerusalem, ancient history and ancient hatreds are constantly discovered just below the surface. These age-old hostilities have created not segregation but rather intense social, cultural, and political interactions. This bond of life in the city has produced a compelling human story, full of both tragedies and ironies. One of the city's native sons, Benvenisti knows the streets of Jerusalem and the shadows where each group has buried the truth of its past. In graceful and flowing prose, he unearths this hidden history to demonstrate what all of its rival groups would like to forget -- that all of its citizens have enriched the Holy City, and no one group can use the past to justify the future. - Jacket flap
Intimate enemies : Jews and Arabs in a shared land by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Israelis and Palestinians negotiate separation and division of their land, Meron Benvenisti, former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, maintains that any expectations for "peaceful partition" are doomed. In his controversial book, he raises the possibility of a confederation of Israel/Palestine, the only solution that he feels will bring lasting peace. The seven million people in the territory between Jordan and the Mediterranean are mutually dependent regarding employment, water, land use, ecology, transportation, and all other spheres of human activity. Each side, Benvenisti says, must accept the reality that two national entities are living within one geopolitical entity-- their conflict is intercommunal and will not be resolved by population transfers or land partition. A geographer and historian by training, Benvenisti conveys the perspective of both Israeli and Palestinian communities. He recognizes the great political and ideological resistance to a confederation, but argues that there are Israeli Jews and Palestinians who can envision an undivided land, where attachment to a common homeland is stronger than militant tribalism and segregation in national ghettos. Acknowledging that equal coexistence between Israeli and Palestinian may yet be an impossible dream, he insists that such a dream deserves a place in any negotiations
The crusaders in the Holy Land by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred landscape : the buried history of the Holy Land since 1948 by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a Young Man, Meron Benvenisti often accompanied his father, a distinguished geographer, when the elder Benvenisti traveled through the Holy Land charting a Hebrew map that would rename Palestinian sites and villages with names linked to Israel's ancestral homeland. Benvenisti's youthful experiences are central to this book, and his story helps explain how an Arab landscape, both physical and human, was transformed into an Israeli, Jewish state." "Benvenisti discusses the process by which new Hebrew nomenclature replaced the Arabic names of more than 9,000 natural features, villages, and ruins in Eretz Israel/Palestine. He then explains how the Arab landscape has been transformed through war, destruction, and expulsion into a flourishing Jewish homeland accommodating millions of immigrants. The resulting encounters between two peoples who claim the same land have raised great moral and political dilemmas, which Benvenisti presents with candor and impartiality."--Provided by publisher
Jerusalem, the torn city by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the development of the struggle over Jerusalem between its religious and its secular communities. he looks at the religious Jewish community who see Jerusalem as their Holy city, a city remembered and yearned for
Conflicts and contradictions by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Bank data project : a survey of Israel's policies by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Arabic and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Bank handbook : a political lexicon by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Hebrew and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abu Ghraib : the politics of torture( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of essays by contributors offering varying perspectives on the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. Contributing writers are Meron Benvenisti, Mark Danner, Barbara Ehrenreich, John Gray, David Matlin, David Levi Strauss, Charles Stein, and Brooke Warner"--Provided by publisher
The West Bank and Gaza atlas by Meron Benvenisti( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas og statistik om Palæstina-konflikten udgivet af: The West Bank Data Base Project
Son of the cypresses : memories, reflections, and regrets from a political life by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Son of the Cypresses threads Meron Benvenisti's own story through the story of Israel. The result is an eyewitness account of pre-state Jerusalem and Israel's early years. He sets the scene by recalling his father's emotional journey from Jewish Salonika in 1913 to Palestine, with all its attendant euphoria and frustration, and his father's pioneer dedication to inculcating Israeli youth with a "native's" attachment to the homeland." "Benvenisti recalls the many challenges faced by new Jewish immigrants, who found themselves not only in conflict with the Arab population but also with each other as Sephardim and Ashkenazim. He revisits his own public disagreements with both Zionists and Palestinians and shares indelible memories such as his boyhood experiences of the 1948 War."--Jacket
1986 report : demographic, economic, legal, social, and political developments in the West Bank by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1987 report : demographic, economic, legal, social, and political developments in the West Bank by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli censorship of Arab publications by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jérusalem, une histoire politique by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Boḳer la-moḥorat : ʻidan ha-shalom, lo uṭopyah by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Hebrew and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Era of Pezce - No Utopia
The shepherds' war : collected essays (1981-1989) by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem, study of a polarized community by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mivtsere ha-Tsalbanim bi-medinat Yiśraʼel : teʼuram ṿe-toldotehem by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in Hebrew and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yerushalayim, ʻir uve-libah ḥomah by Meron Benvenisti( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Hebrew and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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City of stone : the hidden history of Jerusalem
Alternative Names
Benbeniśti, Miron 1934-

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Benvenîstî, Merôn 1934-

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Binfinist̄i, Mirūn 1934-

Meron Benvenisti

Meron Benvenisti Israeli political scientist

Meron Benvenisti journalist uit Israël

Meron Benvenisti politologo e giornalista israeliano

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בנבניסטי, מירון

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بنفنستي، ميرون

بنفنستي، ميرون، 1934-

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بينڤينيستي، ميرون

ميرون بنفنيستي، 1934-

Languages
English (138)

Hebrew (19)

French (6)

Arabic (2)

Covers
Intimate enemies : Jews and Arabs in a shared landSacred landscape : the buried history of the Holy Land since 1948Abu Ghraib : the politics of tortureSon of the cypresses : memories, reflections, and regrets from a political life