The Israel lobby exerts incredible power and influence over America. Some identify only one organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as ´´the lobby” citing its influence on Capitol Hill. This is wrong. Many interconnected organizations channel their power and influence through AIPAC in Congress. Hundreds more ´´mini-AIPAC´´s coordinate with AIPAC and their own national office to lobby state legislatures to pass model legislation and spending authorizations benefiting Israel - without publicly disclosing most of their lobbying activities. Others operate quietly, policing what is allowed to appear in mainstream news media and channeling ´´hush money” to civil rights organizations to keep them out of grassroots pro-Palestinian movements. Coordinated, effective, and highly averse to public scrutiny, the Israel Affinity Organizations that make up the lobby have transformed America. While some informed voters know the US provides more foreign aid to Israel than any other country, the total flow of charitable, tax dollar, military aid, intelligence, and ´´opportunity cost” are unknown to those footing the bill - and the lobby is determined to keep it that way. Yet storm clouds are gathering over Israel’s lobby. Public opinion polls asking the right questions indicate Americans are nowhere near as approving of unconditional support as many Israel lobbyists insist. Most American Jews have nothing to do with Israel lobbying organizations. More important, broad and deep societal changes, along with the technology-driven rise of alternative and social media, are transforming large numbers of Americans from mostly unaware supporters into informed and active dissenters. Big Israel is a comprehensive, historical, data-driven analysis of how the Israel lobby exerts influence across the United States. Based on a detailed review of more than 4,000 nonprofit organi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108341/bk_acx0_108341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Country on the Move: Migration to and within Israel 1948-1995:Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998 Gabriel Lipshitz
Reise in die Welt der Musik. Mit den sound)))trip-Audio-CDs möchten wir Musikliebhabern und Reisenden einen eindrucksvollen musikalischen Einblick in die unterschiedlichen Regionen der Welt vermitteln. Jede CD beinhaltet eine Auswahl der für das jeweilige Land oder Gebiet typischen, aktuellen Musik. Dabei sind Klänge verschiedenster Couleur zu hören, die Stücke decken eine breite Palette von Stilen und Sounds ab. Titelliste: 1. Guy Mar ´´Ein Li Ma Lehitlonen´´ (3:23) 2. Habanot Nechama ´´Lies´´ (3:08) 3. Boom Pam feat. Tomer Yosef ´´Ani Rotse Lazuz´´ (4:23) 4. Balkan Beat Box ´´Adir Adirim´´ (5:20) 5. Laroz ´´Move your Soul´´ (3:57) 6. Amit Erez ´´Postcard´´ (4:08) 7. Habanot Nechama ´´So Far´´ (3:49) 8. Coolooloosh ´´People of the Street´´ (2:36) 9. Boom Pam ´´Let me Touch´´ (2:51) 10. Assaf Amdursky ´´Golshim´´ (5:03) 11. Izabo ´´Shawarma Hunters´´ (3:04) 12. Eatliz ´´Say where´´ (3:30) 13. Rona Kenan ´´Yamim Zehubim´´ (3:21)
Operation Protective Edge, launched in early July 2014, was the third major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in six years. It was also the most deadly. By the conclusion of hostilities some seven weeks later, 2,200 of Gaza´s population had been killed, and more than 10,000 injured. In this book, journalist Mohammed Omer, a resident of Gaza who lived through the terror of those days with his wife and then three-month-old son, provides a first-hand account of life on-the-ground during Israel´s assault. The images he records in this extraordinary chronicle are a literary equivalent of Goya´s Disasters of War: children´s corpses stuffed into vegetable refrigerators, pointlessly because the electricity is off; a family rushing out of their home after a phone call from the Israeli military informs them that the building will be obliterated by an F-16 missile in three minutes; donkeys machine-gunned by Israeli soldiers under instructions to shoot anything that moves; graveyards targeted with shells so that mourners can no longer tell where their relatives are buried; fishing boats ablaze in the harbor. Throughout this carnage, Omer maintains the cool detachment of the professional journalist, determined to create a precise record of what is occurring in front of him. But between his lines the outrage boils, and we are left to wonder how a society such as Israel, widely-praised in the West as democratic and civilized, can visit such monstrosities on a trapped and helpless population. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025828/bk_adbl_025828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ehud Diskin´s mother wanted him to play it safe when he was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces. Instead, he volunteered for one of the IDF´s most dangerous assignments in a move that altered the course of his life. In Yes, It´s Possible, a compelling new translation of his Hebrew memoir, Diskin recounts his fascinating and tumultuous life story growing up and maturing alongside the State of Israel. The son of a family with deep roots in Israel, Diskin is a member of Israel´s statehood generation, whose first memories are of the War of Independence. These children were later called upon to physically defend Israel´s existence and sovereignty. Diskin served as a commander in the Armored Corps during the War of Attrition, Yom Kippur War, and later in the Planning Division of the IDF. He eventually reached the rank of colonel. Yes, It´s Possible is full of captivating stories, funny anecdotes, and nostalgia for the little Israel of bygone days, along with the penetrating human insights of a sharp and successful businessman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036892/bk_acx0_036892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Begin´s Foreign Policy 1977-1983:Israel´s Move to the Right Ilan Peleg