At a time when Israel is under persistent attack - on the battlefield, by international organizations, and in the court of public opinion - Alan Dershowitz presents a powerful case for Israel’s just war against terrorism. In the spirit of his international best-seller, The Case for Israel, Dershowitz shows why Israel´s struggle against Hamas is a fight not only to protect its own citizens, but for all democracies. The nation-state of the Jewish people is providing a model for all who are threatened by terrorist groups - such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram. Having himself been in one of the Hamas terror tunnels, Dershowitz explains why Israel had no choice but to send in ground troops to protect its civilians against Hamas death squads. Dershowitz wrote this book to warn the world that unless Hamas´ strategy of building terror tunnels and firing rockets from behind human shields is denounced and stopped - by the international community, the media, the academy, and good people of all religions, ethnicities, and nationalities - it will be coming soon ´´to a theater near you´´. Covering all the hot-button issues - from the BDS movement, to the rise of anti-Semitism, to the charge of war crimes, to the prospects of peace - Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel´s Just War Against Hamas is a must-listen for all who care about Israel, peace in the Mideast, human rights, and fairness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Dershowitz, Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021594/bk_adbl_021594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SpeechWorks presents this collection of the greatest speeches of great women. Represented here are some of the most famous women of recent history, including athletes, politicians, businesswomen, diplomats, heads of state, activists, philanthropists, and more. You will hear the actual voices of these women, recorded at public functions at which they were the featured speakers. Included are the following: Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer Clare Boothe Luce, American author, politician, and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, and activist Golda Meir, a teacher, politician, stateswoman, and prime minister of Israel Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun and missionary Katharine Hepburn, Academy Award-winning actress Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives Queen Noor of Jordan, widow of King Hussein of Jordan Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch American activist, author, and politician Billie Jean King, American tennis champion Gloria Steinem, American journalist and activist Nadia Comaneci, Romanian champion gymnast Melinda Gates, American businesswoman and philanthropist Hillary Clinton, American politician Oprah Winfrey, American actress, talk-show host, and media proprietor Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize laureate Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amelia Earhart, Clare Boothe Luce, Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir, Mother Teresa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008953/bk_blak_008953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1960 Argentina, a covert team of Israeli agents hunted down the most elusive war criminal alive: Adolf Eichmann, chief architect of the Holocaust. The young spy who tackled Eichmann on a Buenos Aires street - and fought every compulsion to strangle the Obersturmführer then and there - was Peter Z. Malkin. For decades Malkin´s identity as Eichmann´s captor was kept secret. Here he reveals the entire breathtaking story - from the genesis of the top-secret surveillance operation to the dramatic public capture and smuggling of Eichmann to Israel to stand trial. The result is a portrait of two men. One, a freedom fighter, intellectually curious and driven to do right. The other, the dutiful Good German who, through his chillingly intimate conversations with Malkin, reveals himself as the embodiment of what Hannah Arendt called ´´the banality of evil.´´ Singular, riveting, troubling, and gratifying, Eichmann in My Hands ´´remind[s] of what is at stake: not only justice but our own humanity´´ (New York Newsday). Now Malkin´s story comes to life on the screen with Oscar Isaac playing the heroic Mossad agent and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley playing Eichmann in Operation Finale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015559/bk_tant_015559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life - an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism. Before her death at 110, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer was an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She had seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka (whom she knew as ´´Uncle Franz”), and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Rainer Maria Rilke were friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Isaac Stern. Until the end of her life, Alice, who lived in London, practiced piano for hours every day. Despite her imprisonment in Theresienstadt and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends by the Nazis, and much later the premature death of her son, Alice was victorious in her ability to live a life without bitterness. She credited music as the key to her survival, as well as her ability to acknowledge the humanity in each person, even her enemies. A Century of Wisdom is the remarkable and inspiring story of one woman’s lifelong determination - in the face of some of the worst evils known to man - to find goodness in life. It is a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music, and the importance of leading a life of material simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism. Praise for A Century of Wisdom: ´´An instruction manual for a life well lived.” (i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Korn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002913/bk_rand_002913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.