There is no topic that can incite passionate frustration and anger quite like the Israel/Palestine debate. Depending on who you are and what you believe in, you will either think that one side is a monster and the other an innocent angel, or vice versa. But human being human, it is not quite as black and white as all that.
June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, and to coincide with this anniversary, esteemed writers such as Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers have written poignant and moving essays and testimonies on the human cost of 50 years of occupation and subjugation.
In this groundbreaking collection, renowned novelists and essayists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground and to bring back the human voice and spirit to the daily broadcast of grim destructions in our daily evening news.
– Review by Huda