The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle by Ramzy Baroud
With his latest book The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle Ramzy Baroud lays out the facts, adds a nuanced perspective, and busts several popular myths. Baroud defies polite conventions by taking readers on a journey into the heart of the Palestinian people's struggle to survive war, massacres, assassinations, poverty, and exile. Addressing the most controversial issues, including the alarming escalation in suicide bombings, and the construction of the Separation Wall, he reports on the huge rate of unemployment and hunger in the Occupied Territories - statistics so critical that NGOs compare their magnitude to African nations such as the Congo. From the brutality of the Israeli army to the ever-compromising nature of the Palestinian Authority, few are spared Baroud's thoughtful critique. The book is clear and concise, with one chapter dedicated to the major events of each year, and it includes a comprehensive timeline.