Perspective, Hope

I'm just getting around to readying Who Hates Whom by Bob Harris. I wish I hadn't waited so long. It's a quick read about conflicts around the world, and Mr. Harris (who also wrote a book about his stint on Jeopardy! called Prisoner of Trebekistan) has a great sense of humor that keeps you from falling into despair. Here's a description of the map he draws of the Middle East:

What Israel's Opponents See:

Shaded areas represent Israeli-occupations or recent airstrikes (everything besides Israel is shaded).

What Israel's Supporters See:

Israel: "Teeny Island of Democracy"
All Other Countries: "Countries Not Exactly Psyched About Israel"
Water: "Open Water - Probably Will Not Attack Israel, But Who Knows?"

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