Gerroa author David Kerr to launch new book Wall of Tears: The Human Face of the Israel – Palestine Conflict

Gerroa author David Kerr is set to launch his first novel, Wall of Tears: The Human Face of the Israel – Palestine Conflict.

The launch will be held at the Nowra Library on Wednesday, June 23 from 5pm and follows on from his first book, Out of Latvia, published in 2017, a memoir of his great mate and Shoalhaven City Council’s 2021 Citizen of the Year, Peter Jirgens.

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.

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