Rodgers, James. Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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.
Table of Contents
- Foreword by Rosemary Hollis
- 1 Reporting from the Ruins: The End of the British Mandate and the Creation of the State of Israel
- 2 Six Days and Seventy-Three
- 3 Any Journalist Worth Their Salt
- 4 The Roadmap, Reporting, and Religion
- 5 Going Back Two Thousand Years All the Time
- 6 The Ambassador’s Eyes and Ears
- 7 Social Media: A Real Battleground
- 8 Holy Land