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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 10 up.
One need only open a newspaper or listen to the daily news to realize that the Middle East remains a powder keg ready to explode at any minute. Age-old hatreds continue to fester in a region of the world blessed with significant human and natural resources. At the center of this animosity rests the clash between Israelis and their Arab neighbors. It is this contorted strand of human history that Cath Senker addresses in this title of the illustrated "Timelines" series. Starting in the 19th century with the rise of Zionism and finishing with the most recent Israeli incursion into Lebanon, Senker's book touches upon some of the central themes and events in this ongoing confrontation. Events that are of particular interest in this fine work revolve around the nature and definition of terrorism in a region of the world where all parties seem to resort to nearly random violence. At this point in history perhaps no conflict appears more intractable than that being waged in the Middle East. Yet, as the author of this excellent introductory work indicates, the resolution of this discord remains one of the pillars of world peace. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck