All you need to know about Israeli Bedouin

Mapping Bedouin pathways into and out of Israeli society My 5,000-word article on Israel’s Bedouin appears on Tablet Magazine. Read the whole piece. Here’s the nut graf: This summer and fall I set out to examine the condition of the Bedouin in Israel. I found myself chronicling with some urgency a culture in flux. Many […]

The Hamas Kiss: a Memoir of Gaza

My most intense memories of Gaza and a Hamas man’s deadly vengeance Everyone wants Imad Akel dead. The Israeli army, the Palestinian police. But Akel wants revenge for the killing of his brother. In this new memoir I take you inside the dirty battles of the Gaza Strip, recounting Akel’s story and the part Gaza […]

New Mideast thriller parallels mad reality

Dan Williams blows the lid off the Middle East with his new thriller STRIP MINE   Dan Williams is a leading foreign correspondent covering the Middle East. He also has a profound background in fiction writing which he lets rip in his new novel Strip Mine: A Jodie Moore Thriller. What’s it about? Check this […]

Ariel Sharon, me and food

Some while back I published an essay on Ariel Sharon and his irresistible appetites — culinary and political — in a book called Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food during Wartime by the World’s Leading Correspondents. The essay was excerpted on . Now that the old fellow passed away (after eight years […]

Free Omar Yussef short story set in Syria

A short story set amid the turmoil in Syria. Based on characters from my Palestinian crime novels. I penned it two years ago, but I’m posting this ficiton free today because so many real people continue to be killed. Read it here on my blog. Or on Kindle in the US or the UK. Read […]