New book now on publisher’s website

9781137395122My next book, Headlines from the Holy Land, is due to be published in September. A brief description follows, and you can read more on the website of the publisher, Palgrave MacMillan, here .

Tied by history, politics, and faith to all corners of the globe, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fascinates and infuriates people across the world. Based on new archive research and original interviews with leading correspondents and diplomats, Headlines from the Holy Land explains why this fiercely contested region exerts such a pull over reporters: those who bring the story to the world. Despite decades of diplomacy, a just and lasting end to the conflict remains as difficult as ever to achieve. Inspired by the author’s own experience as the BBC’s correspondent in Gaza from 2002-2004, and subsequent research, this book draws on the insight of those who have spent years observing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Starting from a historical perspective, it identifies the challenges the conflict presents for contemporary journalism and diplomacy, and suggests new ways of approaching them.

I will be publishing more details about the book, and events connected to its launch, on this site in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please post them here, or email me at reportingconflict@hotmail.com.

James

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