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Book Review: The Palestine Conspiracy

The labyrinth of politics takes both novice and expert through what should be done, what could be done - and the consequences of standing still.

The Palestine Conspiracy

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Mr. Spirko’s ability to blend fact within the spires of fiction is candescent to the passing on of traditions and folklore.

His ability to take the most complex of issues in a part of the world that is blanketed by questions; countries vying for a voice and place, and to bring them together through a peace treaty is truly astounding.

I felt true compassion and empathy for all; the understanding that we all want a place surrounded by those that understand and respect our traditions and a place for future generations – a homeland.

While at the same time curious about the cyclical nature of their fighting and communication; how one can continue to hear, without listening, and speak without knowledge of the other.

Mr. Spirko’s novel represents the basic need in us all to be human and see each other as friend, not foe. We all desire respect and deserve the basic right to empathy. When people and nations feel that their voices have continued to go unnoticed and unheard, then tragically violence often follows.

This is a spy thriller with many bends and twists. It is incredibly fast paced with great knowledge and wisdom. A page turner not to be missed, a guilty pleasure of action, sex and intrigue; packed with history, facts, and complications between nations.

The labyrinth of politics takes both novice and expert through what should be done, what could be done - and the consequences of standing still. The Palestine Conspiracy (Paperback)


Alysha Atma spends many hours working on projects that support and benefit the beleaguered people of African nations who spend way too much time off the western media radar. This writer explains that she is a culmination of all her experiences, most importantly knowledge she says, and all that she still needs to learn; lessons of love, laughter and the extraordinary giving of both young and old. She says she has the enormous fortune of learning from the best; every person around her, and the amazing strength and fortitude of those she has never met but will always strive to listen to. "I continue to work and write because I believe in the power of community and the power of one, both contradictory to each other and yet can move together in a very powerful way. I feel a responsibility to use my place, freedoms and connections here in the US to stand up and shout for those who need my voice and actions. I have seen such strength in my fellow humans that I cannot even begin to comprehend... they have traveled distances, have gone without food, water, shelter and safety for days and weeks at a time. I have a responsibility as a fellow human to put our common humanity before anything else. Everyone deserves to look towards tomorrow, to dream of a safe future and to have a peaceful present." You can write to Alysha Atma at:

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