Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Book Review: The Christian Fallacy: The Real Truth About Jesus and the Early History of Christianity by Paul McGrane

I really enjoyed that the author didn’t just look at historical contexts, but also at political and social contexts at the time the texts were written.

Book Review: Profane Fire at the Altar of the Lord by Dennis W. Maley

The story telling is done tongue in cheek, the readers are privy to the lies, manipulations, and political maneuvering getting an overall picture of what is happening

Book Review: What To Do About The Solomons by Bethany Ball

The author does not shy away from pain or happiness, as is real life.

Book Review: Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman

This is an important book, but as far as I know, no history has yet been written and this personal memoir, an intense eyewitness, will be an important first hand source

Book Review: Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich

book’s most impressive part comes as a first-person account of Mr. Rabin’s second term as the Israeli Prime Minister

Book Review: Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick

The novel does a good job informing the reader how terrorist organizations develop and the threats they pose to Americans and American interests

Book Review: Chains of Sand by Jemma Wayne

The author writes about the challenges of living in the region for both Jews and Arabs, especially for young people who struggle with identity and family.

Book Review: Good People by Nir Baram

A very ambitious and well researched novel which tries to understand how good people simply roll over and help commit atrocities

Book Review: Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren

Mr. Oren does a fine job observing neutrality throughout the book, especially on contentious issues, quoting policy makers and careful not to take a stand himself.

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

The novel explores the Holocaust from an original point of view and does not shy from addressing issues which are easy to gloss over

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