The Barrier: Isabel Kershner
Isabel Kershner presented a riveting exploration of the impact of Israel’s controversial security barrier. She offered rich and insightful portraits of the people and places along the Wall’s route and beyond.
Exploring the societies, personalities and psyches on both sides of the divide, she laid bare the tragedies and tough realities that first gave rise to the barrier, as well as the often bitter, ironic, even amusing consequences of its creation. She tried to give a non-partisan picture and happily to engaged with the audience.
Isabel Kershner is senior editor at the Jerusalem Report. She is a co-author of Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin. In 2000 she was awarded the Common Ground Award for Journalism in the Middle East by the Washington-based Search for Common Ground organisation.