Fida JiryisNov 24, 2022
Ha-Kluv (The Cage) is a Hebrew anthology of selected short stories by Fida Jiryis, which she originally
published in Arabic. The stories speak of the life of Palestinians in Israel and in the West Bank. Through
these snapshots of daily life, the book attempts to portray the complex realities of living on both sides of the
divide, examining issues of politics, identity, gender, poverty, and the human toll exacted by the Israeli
Fida Jiryis is a Palestinian writer and editor who has written on life as a Palestinian in Israel and the West Bank. She contributed to Kingdom of Olives and Ash, a Washington Post bestseller on fifty years of Israeli occupation, and Amputated Tongue, a Hebrew-language anthology of Palestinian literature. Fida has published three collections of Arabic short stories depicting life in Palestine, one of which, Al-Khawaja (The Gentleman) was recently made into a theatre production.
Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com