From Beirut to Jerusalem
|Author||Thomas L. Friedman|
|Subject||Lebanon, Israel, Palestine|
|Genre||Current affairs, memoir|
|Publisher||Farrar, Straus & Giroux |
Anchor Books (1990)
August 1990 (first paperback, expanded)
|Followed by||The Lexus and the Olive Tree|
From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989) is a book by American journalist Thomas L. Friedman chronicling his days as a reporter in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War and in Jerusalem through the first year of the Intifada.
Friedman wrote a 17-page epilogue for the first paperback edition (Anchor Books, 1990) concerning the potential for peaceful resolution in Israel and Palestine.
It received the 1989 National Book Award for Nonfiction and also the Cornelius Ryan Award. In a book review for The Village Voice, Edward Said criticized what he saw as a naive, arrogant, and orientalist account of the Israel–Palestine conflict.