Following on from his BAFTA-nominated reports documenting the post election turmoil in Kenya and from the front line in Helmand province ROSS KEMP travels to Israel and Gaza to explore a conflict which shapes our world yet remains largely misunderstood.
With unprecedented access to all sides, this two-part series will offer insight into life in Gaza post Operation Cast Lead and detail what it's like to live under the threat of terrorist attack in cities like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It explores the mindset of the men behind the violence, and highlights the experiences of those trapped in the middle.
The Middle East has been the centre of one of the world's most bitter conflicts for decades, one that has cost tens of thousands of lives and forced millions to live in fear and misery. For more than half a century the world's leaders have tried to forge a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, yet today the prospects are as remote as ever.
ROSS KEMP comments: "I didn't fully understand the situation in the Middle East before making these films and I think that's the general feeling in this country. We're making a programme for the person who leads a busy life and sees the conflict in the Middle East going on in the background, on the news, but doesn't understand what it's all about."
The two-part series aims to explore the situation in the region at this point in time and hear from the people involved with and affected by the conflict. (Source: Sky One)
In Israel, Ross attempts to discover why the idea of peace here is so elusive. He explores both sides of the conflict meeting some of the important players in the Jewish community. He visits victims families of what's happened in the divide as well as working alongside the army and police in one of the most divided cities in the world.