Cultural Writing. A highly provocative and infinitely approachable book which confronts history with a generous act of imagination, as it presents us with a practical ethics for the present and for the future of the Israel-Palestine question.. The book's title responds to the writings of Palestinian author and human rights activist Raja Shehadeh, who has called for "rituals of truce" between Israelis and Palestinians, with the hope of finding "an other Israeli" in the process. With extraordinary nuance, sensitivity, and rare good sense, Israeli-born author Benjamin Hollander uses a collage-text approach, combining journal entries, news items, personal stories, citations, dialogues, aphorisms, poetry, real emails, virtual letters, and graphics, to arrive at two extended essays-in-fragments. Four-color cover based on Dani Karavan's "Passages," Port Bou, Spain.