Beacon of hope

Gwen Ackerman’s book spotlights an inspiring friendship between two women reaching across the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
March 7, 2018 18:11
Beacon of hope

A Palestinian woman and an Israeli woman together. (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS)

WHEN VETERAN Israeli journalist Gwen Ackerman set out to write her first novel she did not expect her fictional work to mimic real life.

Her book, “Goddess of Battle,” which was 12 years in the making, follows two young women on opposite sides of the Palestinian- Israeli rift as they reach across divisions of hatred and fear to form a friendship and create a peace-dialogue movement.

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