Drawing on a decade spent as the director of the International Crisis Group’s Arab-Israeli Project, Nathan Thrall’s new book is an extraordinary micro-history that illuminates the reality of daily life in Palestine. He speaks with Debbie Whitmont.
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Nathan Thrall is the author of A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy, which was named a best book of 2023 by The New Yorker, Time, The New Statesman, and the Financial Times. He spent a decade at the International Crisis Group, where he was director of the Arab-Israeli Project, and has taught at Bard College. Originally from California, he lives in Jerusalem.
Debbie Whitmont is a journalist and author, former ABC TV Middle East correspondent and winner of two Walkley Awards and three Human Rights TV Awards as a reporter for ABC TV's Four Corners.