Written by award-winning biographer and historian Anthony David, An Improbable Friendship is the dual biography of Israeli Ruth Dayan, now 97, who was Moshe Dayan’s wife for thirty-seven years, and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law, now 74. It reveals for the first time the two women’s surprising and secret 40 friendship and delivers the story of their extraordinary and turbulent lives growing up in a war-torn country. Based on personal interviews, diaries, and journals drawn from both women—Ruth lives today in Tel Aviv, Raymonda in Malta—this book delivers a fascinating story of reconciliation and hope in a climate of endless conflict.
This event is hosted by The 5400 Club and there will be a book signing following the discussion.
This event is FREE and open to the public.