Who are the Palestinians, and what do they want? Which terrorist groups are based in the Middle East? Who harbors them? Does Israel have legitimate rights to the land? Are the settlements an obstacle to peace? What was Oslo? Where did the conflict start? Dr. Yitschak Ben Gad, a former Israeli consul general, is an expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and has a rare gift for imparting the key elements of that struggle to a mass audience. This book follows a question-and-answer format, in which the author picks out events, people, and concepts that have shaped the Middle East, and explains a highly complex issue. Various sections present the reader with an excellent grasp of the most important issue of our time.