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O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins
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O Jerusalem! (1972)

by Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre

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Le 18 octobre 2006, sortira l'adaptation cinématographique de Ô Jérusalem.
À cette occasion, paraît une édition spéciale du best-seller écrit par Lapierre et Collins.

Ô Jérusalem : c'est plus de cinquante millions de lecteurs dans vingt huit pays. Un livre référence qui permet de comprendre comme nul autre les sources d'un conflit qui secoue le monde depuis maintenant bientôt soixante ans.

Pour écrire cette fresque, Lapierre et Collins ont mené une enquête longue de trois ans auprès de mille témoins en Israël, en Égypte, en Irak, en Jordanie, en Syrie au Liban, aux États-Unis, en Angleterre et en France... De Golda Meir, David Ben Gourion et Hussein de Jordanie à des acteurs plus anonymes, dont certains jouèrent un rôle déterminant. Leur ouvrage a été salué par la presse du monde entier.

Le film, habilement articulé autour des destins exemplaires d'un palestinien et d'un juif, amis dans la vie et ennemis dans la guerre, met en scène les épisodes racontés dans la deuxième partie du livre, à savoir le conflit proprement dit, qui a suivi le vote de l'ONU et la proclamation de l'État d'Israël.

Avec le même objectif que celui qui guidait Lapierre et Collins quand ils ont écrit leur livre : refléter une vérité historique objective.

Sous une nouvelle couverture, augmentée de cahiers photos reproduisant les scènes du film, et enrichie d'une préface de Dominique Lapierre, retraçant l'aventure de l'écriture du livre et des épisodes jamais racontés à ce jour de cette grande page d'Histoire, ainsi que d'une postface d'Élie Chouraqui faisant le récit du tournage.
  Haijavivi | Jun 11, 2019 |
An extensively researched history of the creation of the state of Israel and the preceding decades, impartially recounted by an American and French journalist who collected scores of interviews, memoirs and historical documents.

They cover both sides of the story - Israeli and Palestinian, as well as European and American meddling in this part of the world.

Read in Slovene under the title Jeruzalem Jeruzalem. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
Critics have called O Jerusalem! "massive" and "epic" in regards to its number of pages, but the scope of its topic O Jerusalem is singular: the year 1948. The year in which British rule ceased in Jerusalem and Arabs and Jews picked up their generations-long battle over the region. Written in four parts beginning with November 29th, 1947 to December 20th, 1947, O Jerusalem opens with the General Assembly of the United Nations voting in favor of partitioning Palestine. Joy and dismay alike reverberate through the ancient land. For this is a fate Jewish Jerusalem had prayed for for over two thousand years. That fact alone is staggering. Think of how many generations have lived through this struggle! Their joy reminded me of the Red Sox winning the pennant after 84 years, "Uri Cohen, a biology student at Hebrew University, happily kissed his way from his home to the city center" (p 42).
This reads like a adventure novel. You get to know people (Uri Cohen will come back again, not as happily). As a reader, you will crawl into their lives and almost get inside their heads. This may be massive and epic but you'll hang on every word. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Sep 28, 2017 |
History
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Excellent book. ( )
  E.G.Cassady | Nov 23, 2016 |
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The authors ... recreate the often-told account of [a] beleaguered city, Jerusalem in 1948 ... splicing of man-in-the-street heroics with the drama of backroom politics and diplomacy. ... Collins and Lapierre do not analyze history or draw conclusions from it: what we get is the intersection of personal sacrifices, ambitions, and quirks of fate with the realpolitik of governments and the eccentricities of leaders.
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Collins, Larryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lapierre, Dominiquemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Knöller-Seyffarth, UrsulaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koning, DolfTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moreno, JuanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spiel, ChristianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vuoristo, AaroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not Jerusalem above my highest joys.
The song of the exiled children of Israel, sung by the waters of Babylon
Psalm 137
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Jesus contemplating Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
Matthew 23:37
O Jerusalem, the choice of Allah of all his lands! In it are the chosen of his servants. From it the earth was stretched fort and from it shall it be rolled up like a scroll.
The dew which descends upon Jerusalem is a remedy from every sickness because it is from the gardens of Paradise.
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