Unlike earlier in my life, today I read few fictional stories, but when I do, I pick books that tend to address real-life exigencies thinly disguised. Of these, Susan Abulhawa’s novel affected me profoundly. The Scar of David presents a fictional account Israeli-Arab interactions, some of them astoundingly empathetic, while simultaneously providing insight into the plight of today’s Palestinians in the presence of their Israeli overlords. Recently, President Obama proposed a peace acco...
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