A Land Twice Promised
Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Noa Baum takes us behind the rhetoric and headlines to hear the true stories of four women, 2 Israelis and 2 Palestinians. In the process, we experience the most precious ingredient for the resolution of any major conflict: mutual compassion.
All the fine newspaper reporting and nonfiction book writing can’t quite capture what you captured in just a few minutes of story-telling and acting. Impressive!
David Shipler, Author, Pulitzer Prize winner
Arab and Jew:
Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
Noa tells the true stories of four women:
- A Palestinian living under Israeli occupation as a child and as a university student
- An Israeli child’s experience of the 1967 war
- A young Palestinian mother’s memory of the 1967 war
- A young Israeli woman’s experience of the 1948 war and the loss of her brother
“An exquisitely performed piece. It puts a human face on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and helps audience members get beyond newspaper headlines and the blame game.
Amy Olson, Director Hillel
University of Minnesota, MN