Dear Batya, It was a pleasure to be at your book signing. Your writing is superb, and I am finding the layers of the story so interesting. I also like your use to Biblical passages, and old Hebrew songs, which bind the story to so many generations. I will buy it as gifts for friends. Love, Marcie
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
My name is Batya, I'm the author of Israela. In it, I go beyond the black/white media reporting of the Middle East to portray the more human face of conflict-- by which I mean the devastating and long-lasting effects that terrorism and warfare have on everyday people like you and me. I'd love to hear from you, to get to know what your connection to Israel is, or to conflict. Would you be interested in a book that portrays the complexities, the loves, joys and the tragedies of Israel and the people that live there?.Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview. As for me, other than Israel and my longing for peace, my passions are theater, history, walking with my son's dog on the mountains, and reading. Nothing world shattering. I have one of my Israela characters blogging you. Check it out. If you like it, I could write more.