Books: Portrait Of David as a Young Goliath THE YELLOW WIND

The Israeli newsweekly Koteret Rashit last year asked Novelist David Grossman to contribute an article about the nation's 20-year occupation of the West Bank, the territory won from Jordan during the Six-Day War. Grossman spent seven weeks there before writing of the daily lives of the Palestinians and the Jewish settlers, who call the conquered lands Judea and Samaria. His well- turned personal reportage, which in book form became an Israeli best seller, restated an old controversial question: At what political and moral cost does Israel take under its iron wing the lives of some 1.5 million Palestinians, many of whom...

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