Israeli Pacifist: The Life of Joseph Abileah

Anthony G. Bing, Author Syracuse University Press $0 (199p) ISBN 978-0-8156-2488-2
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. (June)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
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