Stephen Shore's document of Israel is a rare observation by an "outsider". It is a search, but it is also a wayfinding. Shore's discoveries are remarkably accurate - they display the surge in which the daily life moves in this tiny yet versatile place, the cluster and the loneliness, with its beautiful ugliness, and its ethnic diversity that loads the country.

When leaving the Ben Gurion airport, the first noticeable artifacts are the road signs in Hebrew, English and Arabic. These signs are intriguing when are observed for the first time, but they are, in a way, an illusion of something greater that could exist there. Shore spots that illusion in his photography and exhibits this far-from-harmonic ethnic diversity that is politically charged and is the heart of the ongoing struggle of everyone who is part of it. He puts reality on display.

The cover of this book is blocked on a 3M reflecting material used for road signs, and all the navigational elements in this book (title, contents page, chapter openers) are set in a trilingual cut of the font Gravur Condensed in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.