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Book Fair Event with Martin Fletcher


Fletcher, an award-winning journalist, will talk about his newest book, “Promised Land: A Novel of Israel.”  In what Tom Brokaw calls, “a riveting novel that picks up where Exodus left off,” Promised Land is an epic saga of Israel’s early years and is the first novel in a planned trilogy.

Fletcher has covered every event of consequence in the Middle East and Africa for the last thirty years. He was NBC correspondent in Israel for 26 years and bureau chief for 15 years. He has covered Kosovo, Rwanda, and Israel, including the first and second Palestinian uprisings and Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006.

His reporting has earned him almost every award in TV journalism, including the DuPont (known as the TV Pulitzer), five Overseas Press Club awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence several times, five Emmys, and many other awards. He has lived in Africa, Europe and the Middle East and worked in almost every country on the planet. Anderson Cooper called him for several decades “the gold standard of war correspondents.”

For more information about all of the events happening at the Weinstein JCC, please call (804) 285-6500.