Breaking Ranks by Benjamin Black
Turbulent Travels in the Promised Land (Lonely Planet Travel Literature)

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After spending a year in Israel as a teenager, Scotsman Ben Black decided to make Israel his home. As he tries to reconcile his belief in the inevitability of a peaceful solution to the conflicts with the realities of military serivice, Ben is brought into focus with the problems of war and peace.

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Benjamin Black is the pen name of John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, mostly recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for "The Sea," Under the name Benjamin Black he is also the author of "Christine"" Falls" and "The Silver Swan," He lives in Dublin.
Published September 1, 2001 by Lonely Planet Publications. 278 pages
Genres: Travel. Non-fiction

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Black recounts extraordinary details about places like Petra in Jordan, an ancient "lost" city of Israel whose "intoxicating" architecture induced generations of Israeli youth to attempt illegal visits, before the 1994 Israeli-Jordanian treaty opened it up to Israelis.

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