Gaza A Journalist's Novel from the Middle East Frontier (Paperback)
|Author: Uli Schmetzer|
From the Publisher:
GAZA depicts the horrors, the suffering and the manipulation of public opinion during the 60-year-old Israel-Palestine conflict. Giacomo, an Italian Jew, and Christian, a German, meet and develop a close friendship in Rome. Their brotherhood continues for years until both go to Israel Â? Christian as a journalist, Giacomo as a member of his local Jewish community. Soon their ethnic roots strain the friendship and tear apart a passionate romance between Christian and GiacomoÂ¹s sister, Miriam. The three travel separately through the Occupied Territories and witness, from different points of view, the cruel war between Jews and Arabs. On the journey the trioÂ´s own racial prejudices are either reinforced or dismantled. Ultimately only compassion and a supreme act of love reunites them. Based on the real experiences of a journalist, GAZA exposes the barbarity and injustices of a conflict in which both sides have sacrificed their humanity.