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Author event: There Are No Waves in Palestine by Greg Blaze - Forster

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Join author and engineer Greg Blaze for a talk on his time working and living in Jerusalem, the holiest city on earth.

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Join author and engineer Greg Blaze for a talk on his time working and living in Jerusalem, the holiest city on earth.

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The UN needs an engineer, Blaze is one, and the combination of Israel and the West Bank provides the backdrop for an outsider’s glimpse inside the reality of life in this conflicted space.

This is a true story that follows the exploits of Greg Blaze working and living in Jerusalem, the holiest city on earth, and yet a city filled with conflict and contradiction. Blaze was seconded to the United Nations to provide engineering consulting assistance to the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, building schools and hospitals in the West Bank.

Blaze presents his ‘warts and all’ observations of discord in the Holy Land, where the three main religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity collide in a collective scramble for relevance and space in this wondrous historical land. His interviews with locals of all persuasions display the fractured nature of thinking from opposite groups, and the massive hurdles still to be overcome if there is ever to be peace in the Middle East.

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Greg started writing as a way of being able to share some of the weird and wonderful experiences that he had encountered when working as a humanitarian engineer in the war torn country of Somalia. He is a storyteller, and his tales convey unusual and humorous accounts of wild adventures in remote locations, combined with an expression of the human face of lives lived in circumstances so different to his own, where he was born in the land of plenty.

Greg was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for ‘Services to Civil Engineering’ in 2018. He was born and bred in the Steel City of Newcastle and currently resides on the mid north coast of NSW.

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