"a terrific, funny read"--ShortList
"blisteringly powerful"--Bruce Dessau
"...a funny, poignant travelogue, underpinned by fine reporting"--Living South Magazine
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'Good fences make good neighbours, but what about bad ones?'
The Israeli Barrier is probably the most iconic divider of land since the Berlin Wall. It has been declared illegal under international law and it's impact on life in the West Bank has been enormous.
Mark Thomas - as only he could - decided the best way to really get to grips with this huge divide was to use the Barrier as a route map, to 'walk the wall', covering the entire distance with little more in his armoury than Kendal Mint Cake and a box of blister plasters.
He was tear-gassed, stoned, sunburned, rained on, hailed on and even lost the wall a couple of times.But thankfully he was also welcomed by Israelis and Palestinians - from farmers and soldiers to smugglers and zookeepers - earning a unique insight into the deep-rooted tensions but also the life-affirming glory of the real Middle East.And all without hardly ever getting arrested!
'John Pilger with laughs' Guardian