Top positive review
Brilliant writing, devastating subject matter
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2018
A brilliantly written collection of essays by a variety of world class writers, sharing their impressions of the devastating effects of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, both for the Israeli and the Palestinian peoples. I have been able to read it only in small doses, allowing time to absorb the accumulation of disheartening and sometimes horrifying details that, like the occupation itself, weigh more and more heavily on the reader's consciousness, even as the repetition of similar experiences, their predictability, tends to inure one to the pain of them. Occasionally one of the essays would break through the gray hopelessness and leave me in tears, most notably Colum MacCann's, "Two Stories, So Many Stories." An important book for anyone trying to understand and contribute positively to the healing of this untenable and seemingly intractable situation.