Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation
Written by one of the world's most highly respected journalists in international television news, "Walking Israel" is a fascinating travelogue and highly personal memoir. Martin Fletcher thought he knew Israel, having spent many years as the NBC Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv. But as he embarked on his quest to travel the entire coast, he soon realized that there was much more going on under the surface than he ever imagined. Israel comes alive as Fletcher explores the history, the people, and the culture of this endlessly intriguing land.
"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" "The 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." - "Booklist" "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"