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:The GeoJournal Library. Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998 Gabriel Lipshitz
Country on the Move: Migration to and within Israel, 1948-1995: Gabriel Lipshitz
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.
Dramatized audio stories for children of all ages from the Bible. This title covers David´s reign as Israel´s king and move down through Biblical History to the time of Queen Esther. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Your Story Hour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/ystr/000014/pf_ystr_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dramatized audio stories for children of all ages from the Bible. This album covers Israel´s travels in the desert and moves down through Biblical History to the Saul and David. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Your Story Hour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/ystr/000013/pf_ystr_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conflict Resolution builds on positive approaches to support other people and build bridges to reach a satisfactory solution for all parties. This audiobook encourages you to accept conflict as a normal part of everyone’s life, so you can move on productively to deal with it, rather than get depressed by the presence of conflict in your life and work. The author employs Justice William Douglas’s thoughts as a platform for conflict resolution: ´´A good agreement can be either mutually satisfactory or unsatisfactory. The key is that all parties share equally in those beliefs and feelings.” The approach involves calmly and dispassionately discussing the pros, cons, and interesting points about a problem, such as Edward DeBono suggests in his landmark book about PMI (Plus, Minus, and Interesting Point) Thinking. This audiobook builds on the experience of our author in writing and narrating Sell Anything, Negotiate Anything, Finance Anything, and the Legal Survival Kit to present the best approaches to resolving conflicts to your advantage, including personal, family, job, and organizational ones. The approach is intended to help people analyze their options, get them focused on what is best for them and everyone else, and then move to a mutually satisfactory or unsatisfactory conclusion. The audiobook uses the Middle East Conflict as a subject to practice and use your new skills on, emphasizing that you should not take sides but rather develop and present the best options for the parties, leaving it up to them to decide what to do. Your practice in developing options dispassionately on this kind of subject will help you do so with others when you are involved directly or indirectly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill DeWees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000061/bk_smag_000061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isaac Markowitz, an eczema-riddled Lower East Side haberdasher, moves to Israel to repair his broken heart and becomes, much to his own surprise, the assistant to a famous old rabbi who dispenses wisdom (and soup) to the troubled souls who wash up in his courtyard. It is there that he meets the flame-haired Tamar, a newly religious young American hipster on a mission to live a spiritual life with a spiritual man. Into both of their lives comes Mustafa, a devout Muslim who, deformed at birth, makes his living as a janitor on the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews. When Mustafa finds an ancient shard of pottery that may date back to the first temple, he brings it to Isaac as a token of friendship. That gesture sets in motion a series of events that lands Isaac in the company of Israel´s worst criminal riffraff, puts Mustafa in mortal danger, and leaves Tamar struggling to save them both. As these characters - immigrants and natives, Muslim and Jewish, prophets and lost souls - move through their world, they are never sure if they will fall prey to the cruel tricks of luck or be sheltered by a higher power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Guncler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008292/bk_blak_008292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.