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.
As long as Israelis are in denial it difficult to see how Israel can survive surrounded by Arabs who know the real story and thus hate Israel even more.
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 4 months 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 5 months 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 9 months ago by Fnm
This is the one book I would recommend reading about the Middle East. It explains so much. Jeffrey Goldberg's Prisoners is about a heavy subject, but it's really ultimately very... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Los Angeles Writer
This is what happens when shameless self-promotion, propaganda and bigotry are passed off a insight. You get something like this book.Published 23 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 on November 26, 2012 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.
Jeffrey Goldbergs' deep personal reflections about his experiences as a soldier in the IDF and his impossible friendship with one Palestinian prisoner he guarded provide lessons... Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by LeopardBay
"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