Reviewed in the WSJ!
Updated: Feb 14
“When did the conflict assume its current parameters? … Kessler argues that the crucial moment was an overlooked episode a decade before Israel’s birth. He makes a convincing case…
Mr. Kessler is the first to tell this story from all three sides (British, Arab, Jewish) and use sources in all three languages (English, Arabic, Hebrew). He has done an exceptional job and opened new vistas on troubles past and present.
The ‘grim but familiar pattern’ that began in 1936—the vocabulary of partition, the dynamic of terrorism and repression—grinds on nearly a century later.” Read at WSJ