Is the Palestine Virus Incurable?
Keyword: 
Palestine
foreigners
affiliation
Galilee
global community
Nazareth
Ramallah
human rights
Abstract: 

The review explores the reflections of twenty-two “foreigners” who have visited or lived in Palestine previously or who live there currently. These personal narratives highlight how the various writers’ experiences of Palestine have shaped their life trajectories, affiliations, family life, and political commitments. Penny  Johnson questions notions of generic “foreigners” as tending to create generic “Palestinians,” but also highlights how the enduring experience of Palestinian life can travel with those who leave as well as those who stay.

Author biography: 

Penny Johnson is a member of JQ’s Editorial Committee. Her book, Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine was published in 2019.

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