Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird  discusses growing up in America during three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East.

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978 is his memoir of the years he spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon, in which he provides an original and illuminating perspective on the Arab-Israeli conflict.