An Improbable Friendship: The Story of Yasser Arafat's Mother-in-Law, the Wife of Israel's Top General and Their 40-Year Mission of Peace


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An Improbable Friendshipis the dual biography of Israeli Ruth Dayan, now ninety-seven, who was Moshe Dayan's wife for thirty-seven years, and Palestinian journalist Raymonda Tawil, Yasser Arafat's mother-in-law, now seventy-four. It reveals for the first time the two women's surprising and secret forty-year 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, ...

An Improbable Friendship: The story of Yasser Arafat's mother-in-law, the wife of Israel's top general and their 40-year mission of peace 2015, Simon & Schuster Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781471154591