Walking Israel

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From the much lauded author of Breaking News comes a version of Walking the Bible just for Israel.

With its dense history of endless conflict and biblical events, Israel's coastline is by far the most interesting hundred miles in the world. As longtime chief of NBC’s Tel Aviv news bureau, Martin Fletcher is in a unique position to interpret Israel, and he brings it off in a spectacular and novel manner. Last year he strolled along the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, ...

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Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation

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Overview

From the much lauded author of Breaking News comes a version of Walking the Bible just for Israel.

With its dense history of endless conflict and biblical events, Israel's coastline is by far the most interesting hundred miles in the world. As longtime chief of NBC’s Tel Aviv news bureau, Martin Fletcher is in a unique position to interpret Israel, and he brings it off in a spectacular and novel manner. Last year he strolled along the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, observing facets of the country that are ignored in news reports, yet tell a different and truer story. Walking Israel is packed with hilarious moments, historical insights, emotional, true-life tales, and, above all, great storytelling.

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“Extraordinary…nothing else like it. There is no better guide. Indispensable for understanding Israel.” 

—Brian Williams, NBC News

“Martin Fletcher is more than the consummate journalist.  He is a master storyteller.  In Walking Israel he gives us a special gift - a real sense of himself and his passion for the land and the people who are much more than the sum of their conflicts.  This book offers a sense of place about a country so many around the world love.”

—David Gregory, Moderator, "Meet the Press"

"Th[e] kaleidoscope of perspectives allows readers to glimpse an Israel too complex to reduce to the familiar script of interethnic strife...A much-needed corrective to media stereotypes."

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"Spectacular and unique."

The Jewish Herald Voice

“This book is about the other Israel, the Israel that the news organizations... ignore on the way to covering yet another tragedy.”

Associated Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312534820
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 344,695
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN FLETCHER is one of the most respected foreign correspondents in television news. He has won five Emmys, a Columbia University duPont award, and several Overseas Press Club awards. He spent the last thirty years as NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What a Country 1

1 In the Beginning 11

2 The Bride of Galilee: Lebanon Border to Achziv 23

3 Revenge of the Jews: Achziv to Kibbutz Lohamei Hagheta'ot 55

4 Four Faces of the Truth: Lohamei Hagheta'ot to Acre 91

5 The Cream Arabs of Haifa: Acre to Haifa 15

6 Remaking Utopia: Haifa to Beit Oren 143

7 The Call to Arms: Beit Oren to Herzliya 173

8 The Off-White City: Herzliya to Tel Aviv 209

9 We're All in This Together: Tel Aviv to Ashkelon 245

10 Journeys End: Ashkelon to Gaza 273

Notes 219

Index 295

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    A Great Walk Through Israel

    Fletcher combines his journalistic eye with a desire to see Israel almost as a tourist. I like how he combines the news, with day to day items and how he uses the people he met to help tell his and Israel's story. A fast read as you are pulled into his narrative, and it was wonderful to hear more back story on some of the places I visited.

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