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Through Different Eyes

Through Different Eyes

By Hyman Bookbinder and James G. Abourezk

Adler & Adler, 1987, 300 pp.

Mr. Bookbinder represents the American Jewish Committee; former Senator Abourezk is chairman of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Their debate consists of long opening statements, followed by rebuttals and then a face-to-face exchange. Given the differences between them, which grow sharper as the debate goes on, there is no common ground whatever as to what U.S. policy in the Middle East should be. If the book serves a purpose, it is to show that American citizens committed to one side or the other in the Arab-Israeli conflict are as irreconcilable as the protagonists themselves.