Alltag im Gelobten Land
Mit einem Geleitwort von Henryk M. Broder
1. Edition 2010
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Ulrich W. Sahm is a well-known Near-East correspondent for German, Austrian and Swiss newspapers and television channels. He has reported from Jerusalem since 1970.
His book provides an insightful look at everyday life in Israel. Readers get the opportunity to understand from an insider perspective what goes on – and what goes wrong – in this country that is both far away and near to us. Included are reports on the terrible wars Israel has had with its direct neighbors, on archaeological findings, culinary specialities and political absurdities. A number of vivid, sometimes bizarre examples together with many colour(ful) illustrations demonstrate the basic theme of this volume: Only by working together can the residents of this age-old culture find solutions to their difficult problems. The most important elements in this process are mutual respect, knowledge of the other’s ways – and last but not least a measure of humour in the interactions with one another.