Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Middle East Memoir - Israel, Palestine and Beyond
author: John Lyons
name: Kim
average rating: 4.33
book published:
rating: 5
read at: 2019/04/01
date added: 2019/09/07
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A wonderful read offering great insight into many world events as seen from a top rate journalist, and in particular into the Israel – Palestinian conflict. Lyons was subject to much criticism when the book was first published, mainly from the Australian Israel lobby who are masters at manipulating the public narrative in support of the often draconian stance of the Israeli Government.

It is impossible to be neutral about what happpening in the Middle East, and even harder to try to understand the historical, economical and cultural implications of a region which has not known peaceful coexistences since – well – forever. Lyons is not neutral, but his journalistic integrity and competence renders this a must read book for those wanting to understand. Highly recommended.

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