Peter and his wife Margie traveled with David and a small group to Israel and the West Bank in 2018 and visited many of the places and people in the historical novel.
Former Illawarra Mercury editor and now media consultant Nick Hartgerink will officially launch the book, while the program launch includes a visual presentation of ‘People and Places in the Book’, an interview with David by Margie – “questions without notice’ and the opportunity to purchase signed copies at a discounted price.
Mr Kerr said as the dust settles after another war, Israelis and Palestinians face continuing tensions, Wall of Tears is an attempt to provide insight into the core issues fracturing the Holy Land.
“In May 2013 I stood at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, or as it’s often referred to in the West, The Wailing Wall,” he said.
“Beside me, an Israeli friend, who recounted as a young boy, standing beside his father, an Auschwitz survivor, on their first visit to the Wall.