Understanding the Middle East

“In every generation, there are always a few who understand; Always understand . . . even if you remain among the few.”


Only a handful of people have a clear understanding of the struggles facing Israel today. It would be wise for us to heed their words and live our lives accordingly. Otherwise, a tidal wave similar to the one that overtook European Jewry may soon be upon the Jewish State and the Jewish people as a whole.

“You stood by in 1967 as Nasser, wildly cheered by wild mobs in every Arab capital in the world, vowed to drive the Jews into the sea.

And you would stand by tomorrow if Israel were facing extinction. And since we know that the Arab-Palestinians daily dream of that extinction, we will do everything possible to remain alive in our own land.

If that bothers you, dear world, well - think of how many times in the past you bothered us.

In any event, dear world, if you are bothered by us, here is one Jew in Israel who could not care less.”


The book includes writings by authors such as Yoram Ettinger, Jay Shapiro, Phyllis Chesler, Paul Eidelberg, Larry Miller, Gerald Honigman, Steven Shamrak, Lenny Goldberg, Bat Yeor and others.

"This is Israel 101. Read this book and you'll understand why and where Israel stands today" Enrique Baron, Prensa Latinoamericana

About Ze'ev Shemer

Ze'ev Shemer lives in Israel and teaches at several colleges and universities in the Galilee. He contends that both the media and the government do not accurately reflect the truth or an authentic Jewish viewpoint. As history is being revised and rewritten, this work becomes increasingly important if one wants and accurate account of history and reality in the Middle East and in Israel in particular.