Monday, Oct. 18
WAYH About the Middle East
In the mid 1970s, Martin Fletcher—bored with his desk job at the BBC—taught himself how to operate a news camera. In 1977 his newfound skill led to a job with NBC news where he spent the next three decades covering nearly every major development in the Middle East. Recently, he spent several weeks walking Israel’s west coast—from the Lebanon border to the tip of the Gaza Strip. His goal? Discover how the “real people” of Israel lived. His new book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation chronicles that journey and the fascinating stories he uncovered along the way.