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- DescriptionGAZA 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 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 Giacomo s 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 trios 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.
- Author BiographyUli Schmetzer has interviewed Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong and Marlene Dietrich. He uncovered war crimes during Pinochet's Chile coup, parachuted into the Middle East's Intifada and swam with Castro in Cuba. He reported the Tripoli bombings and Tiananmen Square bloodletting. He received an Alternative Pulitzer for a report on CIA Stinger missile deals during the Afghan-Soviet war. Schmetzer's career began in Australia during the 1960s. He then joined Reuters from 1966, covering Mexico, Cuba and South America. After freelancing from Rome (1977-1986), he joined the Chicago Tribune with high-level appointments in Rome (1986-1988); Beijing & Manila (1988-1996); Asia (1996-98); New Delhi (1998-2000); Tokyo (2000). He resigned to write books in 2004. Times of Terror: Notebooks of a Foreign Correspondent, is a memoir of politics and journalism. The novel, GAZA, explores a journey by three friends through Israel and Gaza. His year is divided between Italy, Australia and the Philippines.
- Author(s)Uli Schmetzer
- Date of Publication08/08/2009
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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