From Beirut to Jerusalem - Under the Spotlight Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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Under the Spotlight Summary and Analysis

Friedman points out an interesting fact about Israel and Palestine. They occupy news time out of proportion to their size. They have more news time devoted to them than the Soviet Union. Many people are more familiar with the geography of Israel than they are of their own area. Events in Israel are very newsworthy in certain parts of the world. Many people view Israel in terms of a three thousand year biblical drama have the same expectations of modern day Israel as they have of the Jews more than three thousand years ago. It is the Jews who form the basis for Judeo-Christian morality and ethics, according to Friedman. This is the function of the Ten Commandments. The ancient Jews are also a symbol of hope as they overcame the shackles of slavery. Because of these...

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