The new audiobook edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The audiobook is divided into two parts - the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate - Cohn-Sherbok and El-Amini come together at the audiobook’s conclusion to debate the issues, and offer real solutions to which future peace talks may aspire.
this was what I needed to hear, when you know anything you are going to read will be biased why not hunt out a history book that comprises two biased versions so you can decide the middle ground. like this i particularly was relieved to hear a little author to author combat over last hour to get a better vibe as how far from neutral they were. are you sure Tolkien didnt invent this insane situation?
If this book persuades you that either the Israelis or the Arabs are the villains in the current Arab/Israeli conflict, then perhaps you need to listen to it again.
Both sides of this issue have been thoughtfully presented—without any ranting or irrationality—in this remarkable and comprehensive analysis of the history leading up to the situation in today's Middle East.
Suffice it to say there is great tragedy—and far too much militarism—on both sides of this conflict, and I will not presume to weigh in on either side. Only this—if we are to understand the situation in the Middle East today, the perspectives voiced in this book must be understood and acknowledged.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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A list of events. No analysis. The Palestinians did this to us; the Israelis did that to us; this conference was held; that meeting took place. You will not learn what the dynamic cause of the conflict is.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
An excellent book. As an Israeli, it really filled the holes in my knowledge and much improved my overall view of conflict. The debate in the end is riveting.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Explains the conflict very well including the background. If you don’t know how the Arab Israeli conflict came about this is a good start.