The epic drama of 1948, in which the Arabs and the Jews, heirs to generations of bitter conflict in a land sacred to them both, fought each other for the city of Jerusalem and for the hopes of fulfillment it represented to each. Here, for the first time is an account of that struggle which encompasses the full spectrum of its participants.
This is a massive history book that beats the Da Vinci Code (which I hated) for sheer page-turningness. Any of the 100s of stories in O Jerusalem! could their own blockbuster movie.
This reads like a adventure novel. You get to know people (Uri Cohen will come back again, not as happily). As a reader, you will crawl into their lives and almost get inside their heads. This may be massive and epic but you'll hang on every word.
I think the devil hates the Jewish people. Their survival, in the face of **so much suffering** is hard to explain apart from our story.