The Only Language They Understand
- Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine
- Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
- Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-16-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Corina on 05-30-17
Fresh take on the Isr.-Pal. impasse
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Recommend because a fresh look at why the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been at an impasse for so long.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The most compelling aspect of the book is its iconoclastic approach: quite the opposite of what we have been accustomed to hearing for the past 30 or so yearsת and its cogent argument to pressure both sides (and particularly the stronger one) to reach a compromise.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It certainly made me rethink my own assumptions.
Any additional comments?
The narrator massacres Hebrew and Arabic names, including those of prime ministers. Worse of all, he consistently pronounces the al-Aqsa (pronounced al-Ak' sah) Mosque (the prime Muslim holy place in Jerusalem) as the al-As' ka (hear: Alaska) Mosque, which is an insult to Muslims. One would think it would be possible for narrators to consult on the pronunciation of names and place names in advance and to get them right.
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