The Jews of Arabia and the Making of Islam

Part III

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Eitam Reclining on gold-woven pillows in his beautiful tent, his side-locks softly swaying in the afternoon wind breezing through the oasis, 27-year-old Prince Eitam, son of Hai ben Ahituv, attends the family’s global business empire that controls the date and gold trade in the Fertile Crescent. As son of one of the leaders of the Banu Nadir tribe from southern Saudi Arabia and northern Yemen, he is one of the most sought after bachelors in the Arabian Peninsula. “How are the Jews of Iraq doing?” he asks Salam, the man in charge over Mesopotamia. “There is no peace for the…