It is very rare to find someone trying to find a prisoner he once watched over so that he can open his home to that person.
Time and time again, Jeff tries to reach out to the Palestinians and he is hopeful that they will reciprocate his desire for friendship.
This is already an interesting story but Goldberg makes it all the more gripping with insightful, moving, and beautifully written prose.
I spent a great amount of time in this area of the world and found Jeff Goldberg "right on" in all the locations he experiences throughout the book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Janashii
All my relatives, father and 4 uncles, were members of the Soviet Army during WWII and fought Nazis occupying Soviet land; and Nazis and islamic fascists, lead by mufti of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Bernadiner
A must read about a young man's quest to live as a full and complete Jew in Israel as told through his own personal experiences as a journalist. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fnm
This is what happens when shameless self-promotion, propaganda and bigotry are passed off a insight. You get something like this book.Published 19 months ago by Poyan Nahrvar
Just as he does in his blog, Jeffrey Goldberg presents a nuanced picture of Israel from the perspective of a Zionist and lover of the Jewish people.Published 21 months ago by Rivky Stern
The content itself receives a one star easily, but Jeffrey Goldberg's writing style and flow deserve a 4 or 5, hence I equal it out to a three in generosity. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Christopher M. Whitman Jr.
"Prisoners" is a very enjoyable read, but also incredibly educational. The author, Jeffrey Goldberg, isn't afraid of nuance, and the whole book is textured and very, very smart. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Rebecca Goldsmith
This is a great book. It's compelling and very very interesting. But most of all, it helps you understand why everything you hear about the Middle East is basically simple-minded. Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Harold Talik
I picked up this book because the title encapsulates much of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its ironies (Israelis eat Palestinian foods as their own, Palestinians adopt... Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Reader in St Pete