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Kate Jessica Raphael: Murder Under the Fig Tree

Kate Jessica Raphael, whose lastest novel is “Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

Activist and radio producer Kate Jessica Raphael discusses her latest novel “Murder Under the Fig Tree,” which deals with the gay and lesbian communities in Palestine and Israel, and features her two detectives from “Murder Under the Bridge,” a Palestinian detective and an American activist, both of whom join together to solve these murders.

In this wide-ranging interview, she discusses gay and lesbian life in the West Bank and Jerusalem, life in Israeli prisons, the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and other issues involving the Mideast, along with thoughts on how the mystery was created. Kate Jessica Raphael is a long-time producer and host at KPFA-FM and kpfa.org

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