I have for some time been trying to appreciate the mess (that's how I see it) that Israel and Palestine are currently embroiled in. This book, expertly written and very well researched, goes a long way to explaining current events in the Middle East. Despite the title, the book goes further than just the war of 1967, but explains how the state of Israel has developed from 1948 through to 2003. It also covers events in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and the United States, not just Israel. Thoroughly recommended for those interested in current affairs, and essential for those interested in the Middle East.