“an evocative picture . . . an important addition to medieval and women’s history.”
“a rich and varied portrait of Israel . . .”
“Tishby tells her small country’s enormous story with wit and passion.
“for [Shokheid] the path is to listen deeply to the advocates—Israeli and Palestinian alike—and work trenchantly toward the radical center.
“Spencer shows that the so-called Middle East ‘peace process,’ often championed by the United States, has been a sham from the beginning because most of the Arab-Muslim world has refused to
“if we are to judge those who collaborated with Nazis, we must deliberate upon their dilemmas in order to deepen our own definition and sense of humanity.”
“for anyone interested in understanding the shocking manner in which the rights of the Palestinians, along with international law, have been violated for decades, all with U.S.
Some say protests in Gaza are useless. Nothing is gained. There are no tangible results. But they may be asking the wrong question. Sometimes, tangible results are not what matters.
Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read.
“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.”
After thousands of years in a state of wandering statelessness, the modern state of Israel came into existence in 1948.
Reading the latest crop of books about Israel, a reviewer has the sense of reading half a book at a time.
“King Abdullah closes the book with his hope of success and his fear of failure in the process. The title, Our Last Best Chance is not accidentally chosen.
“Despite its strife riven past, Jerusalem is a vibrant, beautiful city, and the extensive history covered in Jerusalem: The Biography helps to bring its past alive.”