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A Disappearance in Damascus

by Deborah Campbell

In the midst of an international crisis, journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend.

I Was Told to Come Alone

by Souad Mekhennet

I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel in Antakya, Turkey. All I could bring were a notebook and a pen.

Published as Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza reaches its fiftieth anniversary, The Only Language They Understand advances a bold thesis that shatters ingrained positions of both left and right and provides a new and eye-opening understanding of this most vexed of lands.