Nazareth complicates Israeli narrative

By Jon Dillingham

British journalist Jonathan Cook explains how Nazareth’s religious mix doesn’t fit in with the common perception that all things Israel can be understood as Jewish vs. Muslim.

Cook, a former reporter for The Guardian and The Observer, now writes for Abu Dhabi’s The National as the only foreign correspondent based in Nazareth, where he’s lived for almost a decade. 

Cook’s position in the Arab heartland of Israel puts a different perspective on his reporting: namely that the post-1967 conflict over the occupied territories is best understood as a reflection and continuation of the larger conflict begun in 1948.