A Jewish Israeli Soldier’s Perspective
Jewish soldier perspective

Khirbet Khizeh is a brief, fictional, 1949 novella by Israeli writer S. Yizhar about the violent expulsion of Palestinian villagers by the Israeli army. Considered a high point in Hebrew literature, it was published just months the author fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The book provides a window into the perspective of a Jewish soldier whose unit is tasked with expelling peaceful Palestinian families from their homes. Purchase the book here. Borrow the book from your local library here.

Plus, read a full article about the book here on our website.

Category: BOOKS

Title: S. Yizhar, Khirbet Khizeh, 1949.

Date of publication: 1949, published again in 2008

Latest Posts

Zionism in Israel

Zionism in Israel

Howard Lisnoff wrote about “The Long View of Palestine, Israel and War” in a piece for Counter Punch. In the article, he reflects on the history of Zionism in Israel and the dehumanization of Palestinians. He aptly points out that critiquing Zionism and occupation...

read more
A History of Oppression

A History of Oppression

In an Opinion piece for Moment Mag, David K. Shipler reflects on the weight of history and memory in shaping the ongoing violence the Israeli government is waging against the people of Palestine. As a former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, David speaks...

read more
Gaza and Ireland

Gaza and Ireland

Susan Webber, under her Naked Capitalism pen name Yves Smith, reposted and commented on an article by Aidan McQuade titled “Gaza: Did the West Learn Nothing from the Peace Process in Ireland?” Originally posted on OpenDemocracy.net, the article compares the U.K.’s...

read more
Tal Mitnik, Ariel Davidov, and Ella Keidar

Tal Mitnik, Ariel Davidov, and Ella Keidar

Three young Jews, Tal Mitnik, Ariel Davidov, and Ella Keidar, join the recent waves of conscientious objectors against Israel’s occupation of Palestine. For these youth, refusing their military service is the best way to get their voices heard as they call for justice...

read more
Jerusalem