Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What They’re Reading: Israel

What They’re Reading: Living in the Land of the Book

FOREIGN POLICY: What nonfiction books are Israelis reading?

David Ehrlich: Biographies of political leaders are a big field here. Israelis look at their political figures sort of as family members. I’m reading a new biography about [former Prime Minister] Shimon Peres by Michael BarZohar. It’s called Like a Phoenix, because of politicians’ and terrorists’ nature to rise back again and again into the center of the Israeli political scene.

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