Reviews

ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIAN VOICES: A DIALOGUE WITH BOTH SIDES
“Standing in the shoes of those who face each other daily across this dangerous divide forces us to see beyond media stereotypes often reduced to terrorist and victim. This fast-paced narrative and compelling interviews brings to life a conflict whose complexities Americans must try to understand.”
Sarah Harder, President, National Peace Foundation
THE SYRIAN
“Standing in the shoes of those who face each other daily across this dangerous divide forces us to see beyond media stereotypes often reduced to terrorist and victim. This fast-paced narrative and compelling interviews brings to life a conflict whose complexities Americans must try to understand.”
Antonia Felix
New York Times Bestselling Author
A BEIRUT HEART
“There is nothing like an intelligent woman, spouse and mother of small children, to carry one into the midst of war, with its horrors as well as its capacity for soul-building. Sultan’s narrative enfleshes our disjointed ‘news’ of the Middle East.”
David Burrell, C.S.C, Hesburgh Professor in Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame; Director, Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem
“…a view drawn from a camera obscura that moves behind the screen of invading armies, détentes, and broken treaties…a compelling story of survival that settles for no less than the promise that this family will remain together and safe at all costs…”
Colleen McElroy, Professor of English, University of Seattle; author of 14 books including Over the Lip of the World: Among Storytellers of Madagascar and Queen of the Ebony Isles, which received the American Book Award
TRAGEDY IN SOUTH LEBANON: THE ISRAELI-HEZBOLLAH WAR OF 2006
“Tragedy in South Lebanon provides vital information about a topic often misreported by the mainstream media. I particularly liked the interviews with both Hezbollah and Israeli soldiers describing the same battle. This is an important book that should be read by anyone interested in Israel and Lebanon.”
Reese Erlich, foreign correspondent and author of The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis
“As someone who works with other organizations to ban the use, sale, and transfer of cluster bombs, I applaud Cathy Sultan’s discussion on the effects of these lethal weapons on Lebanese civilians, many of them children, who continue to be killed and maimed by these odious, unexploded Israeli cluster munitions.”
George Cody, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Task Force for Lebanon
“Finally, finally, finally, there is a book that looks at the complex issues in Lebanon for what they are—complex. And even more importantly, Sultan has taken her experience and transported all of us into the region to better understand the complexities from the people themselves. We have had enough of the bumper sticker slogans and five second sound bites. Great.”
Jack Rice, journalist and former CIA officer
“Sultan gives a fair and accurate account of what went on in South Lebanon. As a UN official who has spent 24 years in South Lebanon, I say she also lends refreshing voice to those who would otherwise never be heard.”
Timor Goksel, Senior Advisor and Official Spokesman for the United National Interim Force in Lebanon