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Israeli Pacifist: The Life of Joseph Abileah

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ISBN-13: 978-0756754549
ISBN-10: 0756754542
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A musician living inok? clearer with "born in Austria" Haifa, a pacifist, Quaker and conscientious objector, Joseph Abileah, who was born in Austria in 1915, has created harmony not only on the viola, but in building bridges between Arabs and Jews. A convert to Gandhi's nonviolent philosophy, he has worked for protecting minority rights in Israel and on cooperative projects bringing together Jews and Arabs. His call for a tripartite confederation which would unite Arab Palestine, Israel and Jordan in tackling common regional problems is now given serious consideration in some quarters. An opponent of right-makes-might nationalism, Abileah, in this quietly inspirational biography, presents an alternative vision of what the Middle East might look like. Bing teaches at Earlham College in Indiana. Photos.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 199 pages
  • Publisher: Diane Pub Co (January 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756754542
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756754549
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,370,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By FL on January 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Joseph Abileah is not well known in modern society. A common Google search of his name brings up websites primarily pertaining to this biography of him, which is neither surprising nor fair, given the man's lifetime accomplishments. Some might challenge the use of the word accomplishments, seeing that Abileah never caused any sort of lasting peace in the Mideast, something to which he dedicated most of his life. However, what might not show up in history textbooks is nonetheless profound and important. Abileah spent his life trying to bring together Arab and Jew, trying to show each their common heritage, common struggles, and common humanity.
Abileah was born on April 25, 1915 in Mödling, Austria to Ephraim and Miriam Abileah. His father was a musician and held pacifist beliefs. His son's life would almost completely consist of activities within one or both of those areas. The Abileah family moved to Haifa, in Palestine in 1926, a place which would forever shape Joseph's views of humanity. Living there, he saw the common interactions between Arabs and Jews; he noted the lack of ethnic and religious tension between the two groups during those times. As the author, Anthony Bing, writes, "Joseph's belief that Arabs and Jews can live together now is based on his experience of this having been true sixty years ago." (14) Throughout his life, Abileah made numerous trips throughout the broader Mideast, to both Arab and Jewish areas. Wherever he went, he brought with him the idea of universal brotherhood. He believed that every person was a part of the common human community, regardless of their ethnicity or religion.
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