This is recommended for anyone who is interested in the Arab-Israeli conflict, who wants a passionate, well-written account of the main issues which cause all the current misery.
It is about time that Israel's detractors were tackled in such an eloquent manner. Yoram Hazony is no right winger - and this is no diatribe. He wants a peaceful Palestinian state as a neighbour, but now realises that this is will be impossible for the near future.
The key theme throughout this book is a pinpoint analysis of how and why history has been distorted to delegitimise Israel's (and only Israel's) "Right to Exist". I have read many books on the conflict, but none have "told it like it is " quite so well.
Hazony is the curator of Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust memorial and is noted historian of the Nazi period. He provides an excellent and concise review of Israeli history, and does not shy away from Israeli wrongdoings.
The best book on Israel I have read.