• Shipler discusses his plan for the book.
• A 2002 postscript shows that the area continues to be fraught with turmoil.
Part 1, Chapter 1
• Day of Remembrance brings both sorrow and glorification.
• Both sides are represented by families reaching back in the disputed lands for generations.
• The official Israeli myth is dissected.
• Shipler discusses the later massacres of Kfrar Kassem, Qibya, Sabra, and Shatila.
Part 1, Chapter 2
• Shipler depicts life in the refugee camps established for Arabs expelled from their villages.
• The longing to return to their home is central for the refugees.
• Shipler discusses the many sides of Zionism.
• As recent as 2002, Arabs continue to long to return to their lands.
Part 1, Chapter 3
• Four heavily armed Arabs seize a hostage on King George Street in 1984.
• Shipler claims Jerusalem used to be safer than New York City.
• Shipler analyzes the terrorism practices by Jews and Arabs.
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