Israel and Palestine are often in the news, but seldom does the mainstream media explain the essential issues of this long running conflict. This short book does just that. It covers the main events and conflicts from 2008 to the end of 2014, and most importantly, it explains the underlying issues that have been driving this conflict since 1948, (with their origins in 1917).
Palestinian people say they are occupied and oppressed by Israel, which is supported by powerful Western interests, especially the USA. As a result, they are being denied their rightful claim to self determination and nationhood status.
Israeli leaders on the other hand, claim they represent the only democracy in the Middle East, which is surrounded by hostile Arab nations, who all want to annihilate their nation. Therefore, they argue: Israel, is the victim.
Western mainstream media claims to be neutral, but mostly tells the Israeli leaders’ story. This book tells you, what the media doesn’t – the seldom heard point of view. It doesn’t claim to be neutral, (though based on real data), but takes a clear stand on the side of the Palestinian victims.