We gave it a B+
When a Christian Arab friend is accused of helping Israelis kill a Palestinian militant in Matt Beynon Rees’ The Collaborator of Bethlehem, Muslim schoolteacher Omar Yussef squares off against the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades to prove him innocent.
Dismemberment by bomb.
Omar’s probe of a West Bank ruled by political intrigue, religious hatred, and militia thugs lets ex-TIME Jerusalem bureau chief Rees make the Mideast conflict personal. B+