Free read Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree ô Massoud HayounAnd then by a nascent Israel to orce mass migration of Arab Jews to Israel That tale is ully told in another important book Ben Gurion
s scandals by naeim giladi an irai arabScandals by Naeim Giladi an Irai Arab as an agent of the Mossad in Ira had than irst hand knowledge of the strategies used to drive the mass emigration of Irais to Israel Like Hayoun s grandfather Oscar Giladi experienced racism and like Oscar uickly grew tired of the perpetual second class status afforded Arab Jews and emigrated to the USI very strongly recommend this book to anyone who is truly interested in understanding the history of the Arab world and of its Jewish population On the inside book jacket you ll ind the phrase In these days of Likud and ISIS which implies absurdly that the two are morally euivalent and Likud is perhaps the larger problem The author identifies as both Arab and Jewish but stresses the Maines Visible Black History former over the latter and writesrom a bitter and maximally anti Israeli perspectiveIsrael haters will love it but if you re looking Jane Does Return for a Chanukah giftor your uncle who enjoys reading about Jewish history you should look elsewhere. To recall a time before ethnic identity was mangled Die Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas for political ends It is also a journey deep into a lost age of sophisticated innocence in the Arab an age that is now nearly lost When We Were Arabs showcases the gorgeous prose the Eppy Award winning writer Massoud Hayoun bringing the worlds of his grandparents alive vividly shattering our contemporary understanding of what makes an Arab what makes a Jew and how we draw the lines over which we do battle. Nd though it is centered around his ownamily s painful experience of having to leave their homeland it is
not a nostalgic look back at some paradise lost Hayoun s experience as a journalista nostalgic look back at some paradise lost Hayoun s experience as a journalist historian is reflected in the way he approached and wrote the bookI consider this an important book or two reasons First it puts to the lie the heavily peddled myth that ArabsMuslims and Jews have been at
"each other s throats or thousands of years showing instead the extent to which Arab Jews were an integral and "other s throats or thousands of years showing instead the extent to which Arab Jews were an integral and part of their communities living lives that were intertwined with those of their Christian and Moslem neighbors Arab Jews were at times oppressed by the mighty and corrupt but no so than the other poor non Jewish Arabs Second the book also exposes *How The Colonial Powers In Partnership With *the colonial powers in partnership with Jews orced the Arab Jewish community to sever its millennial old religious and cultural traditions It also describes how traditional divide and conuer strategies were used to separate Arab Jews Phemes Regret from their neighbors The book also hints at the methods usedirst by the Zionist movement. Ed at the port of Haifa to join the Zionist state only to Pocket Guide to Scottish Words find themselves hosed down with DDT and then left unemployed on the margins of society In that time Arabness was a mark of cosmopolitanism of intellectualism Today in the age of the Likud and ISIS Oscar's son the Jewish Arab journalist Massoud Hayoun whom Oscar raised in Los Angelesinds his voice by telling his Chimerica family's story To reclaim a worldly nuanced Arab identity isor Hayoun part of the larger project. .
Whilst When We were Arabs is a ascinating autobiographical story about
Hayoun S Family It Alsos amily it also an important uestion of how one can champion an ethnic identity without The Probability Pad falling into the pit of tribal nationalism For Hayoun one of the possible answers is through coining a term mirroring Senghor s Negritude Arabetude which he defines as a total sum of the intellectual cultural and spiritual labour of the Arabs The concept is also deeply anti colonial as the Arab heritages are celebrated in reaction to their denigration by the white supremacist West In response to the Zionist erasure of Arab people of Jewishaith Hayoun challenges the Eurocentric constructions of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish identities centring his point of reference on his grandparents roots in North Africa and not the imagined East His political stance goes however Calendula further than that by declaring solidarity with all other peoples who are oppressed and subjected to structural violence of racism and exclusion Massoud Hayoun has written a beautiful at times poetic book Though his book is pleasant to read it is not a novel WINNER OF THE ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRThe stunning debut of a brilliant nonfiction writer whose vivid account of his grandparents' lives in Egypt Tunisia Palestine and Los Angeles reclaims hisamily's Jewish Arab identity There was a time when being an Arab didn't *mean you were necessarily Muslim It was a time when Oscar Hayoun a Jewish Arab strode along the Nile in *you were necessarily Muslim It was a time when Oscar Hayoun a Jewish Arab strode along the Nile in Markham Hall Series Bundle (Markham Hall, fashionable suit long before he and hisather arriv. ,