Israel. The word conjures so many potent images, from the ancient stones of the desert in the South to the majestic green hills of the North. A vortex of ancient ritual and persistent strife. A land of challenge and abundance, solemnity and chutzpah. A spiritual homeplace. A country of creativity and enterprise. For many of us, the word invokes limited knowledge, dictated by front-page headlines that overshadow the country’s astonishing spirit, fully alive and moving quickly, with determination and joy, into the future.
A remarkable new project by Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll, with photographs by Neil Folberg, delivers an experience of traveling through Israel that will surprise, delight, and inspire: THE DESERT AND CITIES SING: Discovering Today’s Israel, a multisensory treasure box that highlights a different aspect of Israel’s creative achievement and innovation. This all-encompassing experience of Israel includes four beautifully designed books; four DVDs, including the Academy Award-winning Strangers No More; a USB flash drive with animations; a limited-edition scarf by fashion designers Frau Blau; and twenty-five frame-able prints.
THE DESERT AND CITIES SING reveals the richness of a country many know only through front-page headlines: a forward-thinking place with many pockets of peace and cooperation—as well as fun, beauty, luxury, creativity, and enterprise.