Dino´s adventures continue as he boards a plane for Israel. He munches on falafel, tucks a message high up on the Western Wall, and invites a friendly camel to go snorkeling in Eilat. Kids will chuckle at his comic escapades as a tourist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000214/bk_lrnr_000214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville´s books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter´s fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying ´´Old Chairs to Mend,´´ Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin (Potter may have been his secret courier) and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001933/bk_adbl_001933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it´s ever been as a nation with an army. In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it - by taking what had been a national religion, identified with a particular place, and turning it into an idea. Jews no longer needed Jerusalem to be Jews. Whenever a Jew studied, wherever he washed, would be in the holy city. In this way, a few rabbis turned a real city into a city of the mind; in this way, they turned the Temple into a book and preserved their faith. Though you can burn a city, you cannot sack an idea or kill a book. But in our own time, Zionists have turned the book back into a temple. And unlike an idea, a temple can be destroyed. The creation of Israel has made Jews vulnerable in a way they have not been for 2,000 years.In Israel Is Real, Rich Cohen´s superb new history of the Zionist idea and the Jewish state, the history of a nation is chronicled as if it were the biography of a person. He brings to life dozens of fascinating figures, each driven by the same impulse: to reach Jerusalem. From false messiahs, such as David Alroy (Cohen calls him the first superhero, with his tallis as a cape) and Sabbatai Zevi, who led thousands on a mad spiritual journey, to the early Zionists (many of them failed journalists), to the iconic figures of the modern Jewish Sparta, David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Ariel Sharon, Cohen shows how all these lives together form a single story, a single life. In this unique book, Cohen examines the myth of the wandering Jew, the paradox of Jewish power (how can you be both holy and nuclear?), and the triumph and tragedy of the Jewish state - how the creation of modern Israel has changed what it means to be a Jew anywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002192/bk_adbl_002192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are just so many of those things that history is holding inside and whenever one tries to look over for the facts which are left behind, there is that amazing and astounded feeling of getting overwhelmed. So is the case with History of Israel which talks about so many of those things that happened with the existence of this country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080764/bk_acx0_080764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the 19th and 20th centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel.” (The New York Times)Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon - the towering novel of the 20th century´s most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies - the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus - one of the great best-selling novels of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003188/bk_rand_003188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
En aeldre mandlig platugle med et let tag på kvinderne og en svaghed for gamle Volvoer. En ung mekaniker med en altopslugende interesse for jødernes historie i Helsingør. En gammel jøde der har overlevet Holocaust. Omkring disse tre drejer Lars Kjaedegaards intense psykologiske roman sig, et gruppebillede af to maend der endnu har det virkelige liv til gode - og af én som kun har oplevet det alt for taet på. På én gang underfundig, melankolsk og sitrende dramatisk, er det Lars Kjaedegaards hidtil mest ambitiøse roman. 1. Danish. Lars Kjaedegaard. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/000395/bk_lind_000395_sample.mp3.
From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So, when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned. The reactor formed the heart of a huge nuclear plant situated twelve miles from Baghdad, 1,100 kilometers from Tel Aviv. By 1981, the reactor was on the verge of becoming ´´hot,´´ and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin knew he would have to confront its deadly potential. He turned to Israeli Air Force commander General David Ivry to secretly plan a daring surgical air strike on the reactor, a never-before contemplated mission that would prove to be one of the most remarkable military operations of all time. Written with the full and exclusive cooperation of the Israeli Air Force high command, General Ivry (ret.), and all of the eight mission pilots (including Ilan Ramon, who became Israel´s first astronaut and tragically perished in the shuttle Columbia disaster), Raid On the Sun tells the extraordinary story of how Israel plotted the unthinkable: defying its U.S. and European allies to eliminate Iraq´s nuclear threat. In the tradition of Black Hawk Down, journalist Rodger Claire re-creates a gripping tale of personal sacrifice and survival, of young pilots who trained in America on the then-new, radically sophisticated F-16 fighter-bombers, then faced a nearly insurmountable challenge: how to fly the 1,000-plus-kilometer mission to Baghdad and back on one tank of fuel; he recounts Israeli intelligence´s incredible ´´black ops´´ to sabotage construction on the French reactor and eliminate Iraqi nuclear scientists; and he gives readers a pilot´s-eye view of the action on June 7, 1981, when the planes roared off a runway on the Sinai Peninsula for the first successful destruction of a nuclear reactor in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000486/bk_sans_000486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1972. The Munich Olympics. Palestinian members of the Black September group murder 11 Israeli athletes. Nine hundred million people watch the crisis unfold on television, witnessing a tragedy that inaugurates the modern age of terror. Back in Israel, Prime Minister Golda Meir vows to track down those responsible and, in Menachem Begin´s words, ´´run these criminals and murderers off the face of the earth´´. A secret Mossad unit is mobilized, a list of targets drawn up. Thus begins the Israeli response, a mission that unfolds not over months but over decades. The Mossad has never spoken about this operation. No one has known the real story. Until now. In this riveting account, Aaron Klein peels back the layers of myth and misinformation about the ´´shadow war´´ against Black September and other terrorist groups. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001349/bk_blak_001349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How will Israel keep its strategic edge over an increasingly dangerous Iran? Israel has been preparing for this day by creating a special and secretive IDF unit called Talpiot. Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers each year selected for Talpiot are taught how to think. In order to join this unit they have to commit to being in the army for 10 years, rather than the three years a normal soldier serves. Talpiots are taught advanced level physics, math, and computer science as they train with soldiers from every other branch of the IDF. The result: young men and women become research and development machines. Talpiots have developed battle ready weapons that only Israel´s top military officers and political leaders know about. They have also dramatically improved many of the weapons already in Israel´s arsenal. Talpiot has been tasked with keeping Israel a generation ahead of a rapidly strengthening and technologically capable Iran. Talpiots contribute to all of the areas that will be most important to the IDF as Iran becomes even more powerful including missile technology, anti-missile defense, cyber-warfare, intelligence, satellite technology and high powered imaging. Talpiot soldiers have also been a major factor in the never ending fight against Israel´s other enemies and many have left the R&D lab to fly fighter planes, serve in the field as commanders of elite army ground units and at sea commanding Israel´s fleet of naval ships. After leaving the army, Talpiots have become a major force in the Israeli economy, developing some of Israel´s most famous and powerful companies. Israel´s Edge contains dozens of interviews with Talpiot graduates and some of the early founders of the program. It explains Talpiot´s highly successful recruiting methods and discloses many of the secrets of the program´s success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086121/bk_acx0_086121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.