I was strongly encouraged to read this book. I have always had trouble appreciating the woes of Palestinian people, as thanks to the likes of Yasser Arafat, I viewed them as hot-headed jerks as likely to bomb a school bus as seriously make any plans for a lasting peace.
To say it was an eye-opener is an enormous understatement.
Regardless of your opinions on the problems besetting the mid-east, I can wholeheartedly recommend reading this wonderful book, even if, like me, you do it under protest. It will change your life!