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Table of Contents

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    Chapter 1: From the Midwest to the Middle East

      1. Border Prologue
      2. Degree of Freedom
      3. The Sinai
      4. Eye of the Storm

    Chapter 2: Olives, Tea, and Assault Rifles

      1. Galilee
      2. Into the West Bank
      3. Jayyous
      4. The Wall
      5. Olive Rain
      6. Surrounded
      7. Rania's House
      8. Yusif's Islam
      9. Qais
      10. Ramadan

    Chapter 3: Behind the Fence

      1. Nablus
      2. Dan in Israel
      3. Ramadan Daze
      4. Dan in Palestine
      5. Thunderstorm
      6. Helicopters and Hellfire
      7. Settlement
      8. The Eid
      9. The Last Picnic
      10. Home Again

    Chapter 4: Ramallah — Palestine has its own Beer?

      1. Ben Gurion Airport
      2. Ramallah
      3. The Muqataa
      4. Office Life
      5. Sangria's
      6. Invasion Party
      7. Yasmine
      8. Ramallah International Film Festival
      9. Cops and Robbers
      10. Cold War and Peace

    Chapter 5: Suddenly a Journalist

      1. Jayyous Nights
      2. Grapevines and Sea Breezes
      3. Amman Again
      4. Home Sweet Ramallah
      5. Dead Sea Stroll
      6. Arabian Idol
      7. Bethlehem's Walls
      8. Goons. Hired Goons.
      9. An Offer I Couldn't Refuse

    Chapter 6: Bombings, Weddings, and a Kidnapping

      1. Suicide Bomb
      2. Checkpoint Wedding
      3. Disappeared
      4. Osama the Commie
      5. Shoot 'em Up
      6. Zeitoun
      7. Another Bombing
      8. Days of Penitence

    Chapter 7: Arafat's Funeral


    Chapter 8: Running for President in a Nation without a Country


    Chapter 9: Holy Land Spring

      1. Gunpoint
      2. Winter Living
      3. Eid al Adha
      4. Ceasefire
      5. Suicide Bomber's Family Shunned
      6. Thuglife
      7. Nablus in April
      8. Passover
      9. Bab al Shams

    Chapter 10: The Grand Tour


    Chapter 11: The Gaza Disengagement


    Chapter 12: The Last Ramadan

      1. Visa Laundering
      2. Islamic Jihad vs. Hamas vs. Fatah
      3. Gaza Holiday
      4. Ahmed's Heart (Click to read article this section is based on)
      5. Dinner with a Suicide Bomber's Family
      6. Settler Logic
      7. Leaving Ramallah
      8. Sinai Reflections



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