About Adam LeBor

Adam LeBor is a British author and journalist based in Budapest, Hungary. His study of the United Nations' failure to prevent genocide, Complicity With Evil, is published by Yale University Press. He writes for numerous publications including The Times (of London), The New York Times , Literary Review and The Jewish Quarterly, and reviews crime fiction and thrillers for the Economist. His latest non-fiction book, City of Oranges, is published by WW Norton, and recounts the true life stories of six families in Jaffa, three Jewish and three Arab. City of Oranges was an editor's choice in The New York Times, book of the week in The Guardian and was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Literary prize. It even got a good review in Ash-Sharq al-Awsat. So Steven Spielberg, if you are reading this, get in touch.

Israel Is Already Talking to Hamas

By December 6, 2007

My suggestion that Hamas should have been invited to Annapolis triggered all sorts of reactions, from agreement to accusations of being a proto-Islamo-fascist-neo-old-Nazi-appeaser. Thanks to Michael D. Fein for pointing out a key, er, point, which I forgot to make: … Read More

Hamas Should Have Been Invited to Annapolis

By November 26, 2007

  Nobody expected the Annapolis Middle East peace conference to have finally ended the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it was still quite a party. Just think of the networking and schmoozing opportunities. The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was there, together … Read More

Jaffa’s Palestinian Exiles

By November 26, 2007

Let’s start with a confession. At my Jewish school in north London we did not much like the Israeli pupils. They wore dubonim (padded khaki army jackets) and sand-colored canvas boots. They strutted around and spoke to each other in … Read More