I'm a new Red Room author with my novel, Checkpoint. It's set in Israel and occupied Palestine covering the years 2002 to 2006. Checkpoint is my way of sharing my understanding of this tragic conflict with people interested in a more balanced view than you would normally get from listening to the news. My mother-in-law once said, "why can't they get on with each other? It's supposed to be the Holy Land, isn't it?" No amount of in-depth news reports and books analysing the political situation would answer her question. She wouldn't read factual accounts but she does read and enjoy novels. So I wrote this for her and for everyone who is confused and despairing and just wants to make some sense of it all.
Causes Lisa Saffron Supports
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Jewish Voice for Peace
Compassionate Listening Project