The images in Bertram Haude's book Isreal are the result of a photographic collecting of incidental yet narrative phenomena; they present a search for allegorical shifts, for autonomous and accidental installations, for material metaphors and for more or less constructible mysteries of a place.

There is very little in the state of Israel that historically, religiously or politically is not adversely negotiated. Isreal notes human traces that become their own forces of design, without any explanation.