From Beirut to Jerusalem Topics for Discussion

Thomas Friedman
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How did Thomas Friedman become interested in the Middle East?

According to Friedman, how do the Lebanese cope with the situation in Beirut? How does Friedman cope?

What is a fixer? Why was it necessary for news correspondents to use fixers?

What is the significance of Hama and the massacre? What important lessons does Friedman learn from it?

What was the PLO's policy of la'am? What did it mean and how did it function to keep Arafat in power?

In what ways does Israel make it difficult to have a Jewish identity or to define what it means to be a Jew?

Friedman states several time throughout the book that the Palestinians were the real winners of the 1967 war. Why?

What is the intifada? What events sparked its beginning?

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