It's a Tough Neighborhood. You Gotta be fearless!

"We have a pattern of thought when thinking about the Middle East conflict: The Palestinians are victims, the Israelis are just revenge-thirsty, and the West is the one helpless voice of reason. You need to have curiosity in you and a fearlessness of thought to view the Middle East story differently, a curiosity and a fearlessness that Tuvia Tenenbom has . . . Here is a man, a writer, who does not follow patterns of thought dictated by others, nor does he abide by a code of language that the others have imposed. And yet, he keeps his sense of humor throughout the pages." 
Der Spiegel Online