The scholar he quotes :
Khaled Diab is an Egyptian-Belgian journalist, blogger and writer who grew up in Egypt and the UK and has spent around half his life in Europe and the other half in the Middle East, including nearly two years in Jerusalem. He currently moves backwards and forwards between Geneva, Switzerland, and Ghent, Belgium.
Khaled is working on a book that goes beyond the polarised politics of the Middle East to look at the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, their societies and cultures, and the human faces behind the conflict.
He blogs at www.chronikler.com and tweets at @DiabolicalIdea