Friday, October 06, 2006
Dying for Jerusalem by Walter Laqueur
It's about the Jewish-Arab conflict, something I know very little about. The tag line on the back says "Why are people who do not want to live in Jerusalem willing to die for it?" I didn't know the answer, so I decided to read the book. The whole first half was about the Kibbutz movement, which I couldn't figure out had to do with anything, but it's starting to make more sense. I've read about 3/4, and so far, it's pretty good. It's readable and I feel like I'm learning a little bit more about the world.