Israel at Sixty: An Oral History of a Nation Reborn

Israel at Sixty: An Oral History of a Nation Reborn

by Deborah Hart Strober, Gerald S. Strober
     
 

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Based on extensive interviews, Israel at Sixty presents a balanced, comprehensive account of this complex and amazing land. It re-creates historic events from the actions of Israel's founding visionaries through the ravages of six wars with its Arab neighbors to its growing strength and international stature and efforts to make permanent peace with its

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Based on extensive interviews, Israel at Sixty presents a balanced, comprehensive account of this complex and amazing land. It re-creates historic events from the actions of Israel's founding visionaries through the ravages of six wars with its Arab neighbors to its growing strength and international stature and efforts to make permanent peace with its adversaries. Complete with more than fifty previously unpublished photos, Israel at Sixty is a beautiful keepsake for anyone who loves, respects, and supports the Jewish state.

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Publishers Weekly

There are many ways to tell Israel's story, and most will raise the ire of someone. Here the Strobers (Giuliani: Flawed and Flawless) aim to corral these conflicting viewpoints to tell the nation's history; to a very limited extent, this goal is achieved. Various opinions are expressed about the British during the Mandate period (1920-1947) and a number of interpretations are given on the Oslo peace process (early 1990s), but this portrait of Israel's history needs filling in. Rather than starting with the 19th century Zionist movement that led to the country's founding, the authors open the book with a chapter on the Holocaust. Other significant facts of Israeli history are equally overlooked. Though Israel's Labor Party ruled steadily for nearly a quarter of the country's 60-year history, there is scant discussion of Labor-led politics. In spite of the Strobers' ambition to show the diversity of Israeli experiences, Jews with roots in Arab lands-who make up roughly half the Israeli-Jewish population-receive marginal coverage. This volume is less the history of an actual nation and more an incomplete collection of some stories Israelis have to tell. (Feb.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470053140
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.81(d)

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"A singular achievement that captures Israel’s past, present and future with compelling words and vivid photographs…More than a handsome volume, the Strobers have made an extraordinary contribution to understanding today’s Middle East" Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor, The American Jewish Committee

"Deborah and Gerald Strober have done it once again. Israel at Sixty is a fine oral history about a brilliant and noble moment in Jewish history --- and human history." Ben Wattenberg, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Meet the Author

Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober are the authors of Giuliani: Flawed or Flawless? The Oral Biography; His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Oral Biography; and five other oral histories. They live in New York City.

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