Photojournalist Garry Cook has published a controversial book examining the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Based on his travels around the West Bank, Cook’s travelogue mixes the history of the bloody and long-running conflict with an eye-opening five-day trip.
Invited to attend Palestine National Youth Week, Cook found himself part of an activist’s excursion across the West Bank during a week when the conflict escalated in a full-blown war.
Instead of meeting the youth of Palestine, Cook was caught up in a series of activism events which increasingly raised tensions with the Israeli army culminating in an unexpected dinner date with the Palestine Military General on the night Israel launched a series of devastating bombing raids across the region.
Cook’s subsequent story, Palestiniana, is a wry account of his time in Palestine, mixing farcical events with the serious reality of life in the region.
Palestiniana also includes stunning imagery from the West Bank and Jerusalem taken during Cook’s visit last year and also from a previous visit in 2008. Destinations documented include Ramallah, Bil’in, Nablus, Qalqilya, Hebron and Bethlehem.
Palestinina is available as a full colour full of photographs book and on Kindle - this digital version also has full colour photography throughout.
It is also avilable in other Amazon stores across the world.