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.
An injured Palestinian man climbs into an ambulance as an Israeli Border Police officer aims a weapon firing rubber bullets at other Palestinians throwing stones during a protest near Ramallah in support of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
Israeli emergency medical forces in southern Israel evacuate a man wounded when rockets were fired by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, November 19, 2012. International peace efforts continue to stop the fighting. UPI/Mati Milstein