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Beyond the headlines,
This review is from: The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land, Updated in 2008 for the 60th Anniversary of Israel (Paperback)
For any one who has never been to Israel, indeed even for those who have, this is a first-rate introduction to probably one of the most vivid and challenging nations in our contemporary world. one too often represented by stereotypical black-hatted religious Jews or grim-faced, young soldiers on their way to or from battle. True, Israel does have these. But she has a whole panoply of people with dreams, fears and hopes - some of them quite ordinary - who live their lives at the sharp end of conflict in a land never out of the news. Donna Rosenthal lets them talk for themselves and the result is an engaging book which will put tomorrow's headlines into an entirely different perspective.
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