An Israeli infantry soldier rests during military operations in the occupied Palestinian Gaza Strip in 2000. This image appears in my non-fiction book My New Middle East, which was a finalist for the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.
Israeli emergency medical personnel evacuate the body of a person killed when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip during the November conflict hit an apartment building in the Israeli town of Kiryat Malakhi.
Israeli security forces respond to a bus bombing in central Tel Aviv, November 21, 2012. Ten people were injured in the blast that complicated diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. UPI/Mati Milstein