Company C: An American's Life as a Citizen-Soldier in Israel

Author:   Professor Haim Watzman
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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9780374530853


Pages:   387
Publication Date:   19 July 2007
Format:   Paperback
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Company C: An American's Life as a Citizen-Soldier in Israel


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A vivid dispatch from the front lines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict When American-born Haim Watzman immigrated to Israel, he was drafted into the army and, after eighteen months of compulsory service, assigned to Company C, the reserve infantry unit that would define the next twenty years of his life. From 1984 until 2002, for at least a month a year, Watzman, who had never aspired to military adventure, was a soldier. Watzman was a soldier as he adjusted to a new country, married, raised his children, and pursued a career as a writer and translator. At times he defended his adopted country's borders; at other times he patrolled beyond them, or in that gray area, the occupied territories. A religiously observant Jew who opposed Israel's presence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, he served in uniform in conflicts that he demonstrated against in civilian clothes. Throughout, he developed a deep and abiding bond with the diverse men of Company C--a fellowship that cemented his commitment to reserve service even as he questioned the occupation he was enforcing. In this engrossing account of the first Intifada, the period of the Oslo Accords, and Israel's reoccupation of the West Bank as lived by citizen-soldiers in the field, Watzman examines our obligations to country, friends, family, and God-and our duty to protect our institutions even as we fight to reform them.

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Author:   Professor Haim Watzman
Publisher:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint:   Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 16.70cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 22.00cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9780374530853


ISBN 10:   0374530858
Pages:   387
Publication Date:   19 July 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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This compelling account of one soldier in Israel's army of occupation, offers beautifully written insights into the Israel experience. Haim Watzman's fears, doubts and moral dilemmas, but above all his passionate love for the country of his choice, place Company C among the most important books on Israel today. --Tom Segev, author of Elvis in Jerusalem and One Palestine, Complete


This compelling account of one soldier in Israel's army of occupation, offers beautifully written insights into the Israel experience. Haim Watzman's fears, doubts and moral dilemmas, but above all his passionate love for the country of his choice, place Company C among the most important books on Israel today. --Tom Segev, author of Elvis in Jerusalem and One Palestine, Complete <br>


This compelling account of one soldier in Israel's army of occupation, offers beautifully written insights into the Israel experience. Haim Watzman's fears, doubts and moral dilemmas, but above all his passionate love for the country of his choice, place Company C among the most important books on Israel today. --Tom Segev, author of Elvis in Jerusalem and One Palestine, Complete <br>


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Haim Watzman is a translator and journalist who lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children. This is his first book.

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