Understanding the Middle East - 'Pity the Nation'

Understanding The Middle East group meets on the third Monday of  the month at 7 p.m.  It has the purpose of exploring the rich culture of the Middle East through literature (poetry, fiction, memoirs). They do include readings of non-fiction as they try to gain an understanding of history and current events.  Although they read writers from the west, the goal is to discover the many talented authors from middle eastern countries who may not be well known in the U.S.  Even though discussions of politics cannot always be avoided, this is not the focus.

For more information, contact Tina Martin at  tgmartin89@hotmail.com.  New members are always welcome.

May 21 – Pity the Nation by Robert Fisk (May and June) 

Event date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon (Nation Books) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781560254423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nation Books - October 24th, 2002

With the Israeli-Palestinian crisis reaching wartime levels, where is the latest confrontation between these two old foes leading? Robert Fisks explosive Pity the Nation recounts Sharon and Arafats first deadly encounter in Lebanon in the early 1980s and explains why the IsraelPalestine relationship seems so intractable.