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Friendship at Risk

Dorit Orgad
AGE: 9-14

This is a suspenseful story about the dangers of discrimination, and an unusual frienship. The youngsters that Orgad describes - a new immigrant to Israel and a Palestinian - must cooperate and trust each other in order to prevent a terrorist attack.
Gabriel, 13, recently arrived from Argentina, has trouble assimilating into Israeli society. Hamid is a Palestinian who dreams of becoming a doctor but has given up on school. Instead, he comes to Tel Aviv from his village to work as a gardener. The two boys meet by chance and gradually become friends. When he learns of Hamid's ambition to be a doctor, Gabriel arranges for his father, who is a surgeon, to tutor him. But this friendship is endangered when Hamid finds out that his brother`s gang is plotting a terrorist attack against Israeli civilians. The two youngsters are able to prevent the catastrophe, while keeping in mind the interests of Hamid`s brother.

Illustrations: Nurit Yuval

Orgad Friendship at Risk
Title Friendship at Risk
Author’s Last Name Orgad
Author's First Name Dorit
Language(s) Japanese
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Hadar
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1977
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 1994
No. Pages 130 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Yedidut Be-Mivchan
Representation Represented by ITHL


Japanese: Tokyo, Suzuki, 2005

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