Friedman describes to parts of his journalistic life in the Middle East: Several years he lived in Beirut, during Israel's 1982 invasion into Lebanon; and several years he lived in Jerusalem with his family.
In the first part of the book (Beirut), Friedman goes on to rave about strong Lebanese people, living their lives despite Israeli invasion and violence of the militants. He talks about people being used to automatic gun shots on their streets and how brave it is of them.
Then, Friedman writes about Israel. For the whole second part of the book, he goes on to criticize Israel - people, politicians, victimhood (as in - Jews should finally stop thinking so much about Holocaust, it was long time ago, come on!), et cetera. Sadly, Friedman did not have many positive words for Israel - criticizing it all the way through.
Unfortunately, being a NYT journalist does not exempt you from one sided, unprofessional reporting.
Overall, the facts seem to be good and straight, however being clearly pro-Republican book and not trying to offer any objective insight won't earn this book large crowd of fans.
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