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Caramel Movie by amazing Lebanese director and actress, Nadine Labaki.

Harper Perennial Olive Editions Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

Book Title/Author: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer Publisher/Year Published: Oct 2008 by Harper Perennial (first publis.

Free Zone - while not technically an Arab movie, it is filmed in Jordan and has my favorite Arab actress, Hiam Abbass.

Free Zone (2005)

Two women embark on a road trip after they are brought together by circumstance

Loved it! As have many I know..Here's a quote from one Amazon reader: "This book will rip your heart out, stomp on it, and put it back in your chest all repaired by the ending. It took me a week to read and it was the best week of my life. I cried when it was over and haven't been able to read another book since. Truly an epic masterpiece." On occasion over-written, it's still a great read.

Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts. Honest to goodness, one of the best novels I've read in 5 years.

'Waltz with Bashir'

The 25 best animated movies of all time – readers' picks

Waltz with Bashir (Hebrew: ואלס עם באשיר‎, translit. Vals Im Bashir) is a 2008 Israeli animated documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman. It depicts Folman in search of his lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War.

il giardino dei limoni

Il giardino di limoni directed by Eran Rikli with Hiam Abbass

A provocative tale filmed in Israel and the West Bank of two young men - one Israeli the other Palestinian who discover they were accidentally switched at birth and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families.

As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank.

What Would Google Do?  Jeff Jarvis

The media pundit's pundit. Written by NYC insider Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine covers news, media, journalism, and politics.

The Inbetween People by Emma McEvoy. $9.59. 176 pages. Publisher: The Permanent Press (January 10, 2013). A chronicle of the friendship between two young men, one an Israeli Arab, and the other an Israeli Jew, that deals with hatred, forgiveness, and the search for redemption                            Show more                               Show less

The Inbetween People is a 2013 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist

Honour Elif Shafak ***

From the Orange Prize long-listed and award-winning author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Bastard of Istanbul Elif Shafak, Honour is a novel of love, betrayal and a clash… read more at Kobo.