Seth Freedman is a contracted journalist on the Guardian's Comment is Free; his reports are followed, praised and condemned in equal measure, by tens of thousands of readers.
He writes from the front line of Israel and Palestine, and also behind the lines. As a former volunteer in the Israeli army reporting from the West Bank he is unique. This book relates how his views about the situation there shift, as he posts his articles on his fellow soldiers, settlers, the peace demonstrators, the Arab community on both sides of the Green Line and those who try to bring Jews and Palestinians together.
"Seth Freedman's blog from Jerusalem has become an instant must-read for those who follow this most intractable of conflicts. His mixture of close-up, eye-witness reporting and heartfelt polemic is intoxicating. He is one writer to watch." Jonathan Freedland, Guardian
Seth Freedman bring[s] the real lives of the people behind the headlines into sharp focus. Curious and opinionated... prepared to go where no other journalist ventures: into the Israeli settlements where lies the solution (or not) to the conflict." Linda Grant, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
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About this author
Seth Freedman grew up in North West London and worked as a stockbroker in the City before moving to Israel. He now lives in Jerusalem. He served for fifteen months in a combat unit of the Israeli Defence Forces, between 2004 and 2006, and has worked as a writer ever since, for the Guardian, Jerusalem Post, Current TV and First Post. Together with his cousin, Josh Freedman Berthoud, he is writing Forty Years in the Wilderness, to be published by Five Leaves.