A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation
Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312534813, 305pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
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.
“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"
"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.”