Gone into Captivity chronicles the story of how, against many odds and numerous obstacles, two brave Israeli journalists befriended PLO commander Salah Ta'mari and his wife, Princess Dina, the former queen of Jordan. Ta'mari - who inspired a character in John le Carre's The Little Drummer Girl, was being held prisoner in an Israeli POW camp when Aharon Barnea came to interview him for the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Expecting to find just another "terrorist" with the "same story", Barnea was surprised to discover an intelligent, educated, and articulate man whom he couldn't help himself from liking. This encounter set into motion a series of meetings between the two men, and a strong friendship developed. Aharon's wife Amalia, also a journalist, and Ta'mari's wife Princess Dina also became quite close, and the two couples arranged a series of clandestine meetings in London. Gone into Captivity details this amazing story, illuminating the potential for peace and understanding between opposing cultures in the Middle East. It was a best seller in Israel and throughout the Arab world. Please note: This audiobook is in Hebrew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yoav Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/snic/000069/bk_snic_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of us have had encounters with God time and again, but we often fail to recognize them or allow ourselves to be changed by them. When God meets you, His presence, power, and love should transform your life - forever. Using the compelling biblical accounts of the children of Israel, Ruth, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, author Priscilla Shirer shows you what happens when you meet God, the obstacles that keep you from changing, and the ways to experience a miraculous transformation in your life. Jesus' death not only saves us and secures heaven for us, it is the power by which we can live a victorious Christian life here on earth. So if you've ever wondered what it means to truly encounter God, take the next step...and be forever changed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002268/bk_hove_002268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twelve days. Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran - furious and frightened - have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer, and Duto know they have only twelve days to find the proof they need. They fan out, from Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, desperately trying to tease out the clues in their possession. Meanwhile, the United States is moving soldiers and Marines to Iran’s border. And Iran has mobilized its own squad of suicide bombers. And as the days tick by and the obstacles mount, they realize that everything they do may not be enough. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002532/bk_peng_002532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In one of history's greatest ancient disasters, a Persian army of 50,000 soldiers was suffocated by a hurricane-force sandstorm in 525 BC in Egypt's Western Desert. No trace of this conquering army, hauling huge quantities of looted gold and silver, has ever surfaced. Nearly 25 centuries later on October 6, 1981, Egyptian Military Intelligence, the CIA, and Israel's Mossad secretly orchestrated the assassination of President Anwar Sadat, hoping to prevent Egypt's descent - as had befallen Iran two years before - into the hands of Islamic zealots. Because he had made peace with Israel and therefore had become a marked man in Egypt and the Middle East, Sadat had to be sacrificed to preserve the status quo. These two distant events become intimately interwoven in the story of Alex Goodman, who defeats impossible obstacles as he leads a Harvard University/National Geographic Society archaeological expedition into Egypt's Great Sand Sea in search of the Lost Army of Cambyses, the demons that haunt him, and the woman he loves. Based on a true story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Kruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050132/bk_acx0_050132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A well told story of one life, multi-faceted and multi-colored. What emerges is sheer enthusiasm, a love of live, and a willingness to follow new paths, but always with a positive attitude. For Miki Bell, a series of events caused her to drop out of school at the young age of 12. Working her way through life as a seamstress, hairdresser, police officer, and immigration officer, all from the ages of 12 - 26, she has managed to capture the hearts of everyone around her. While some people and circumstances threw obstacles in her way, Miki stopped at nothing to pursue her dreams. Through hard work, perseverance, and determination, in her later years Miki founded numerous businesses, worked with Fortune 500 companies, met with world leaders, and helped people in need. In her autobiography A Life of Many Colors: From Israel to America, Miki Bell intimately shares her success story from rags to riches with the world to show that anything is possible to overcome, even under the most strenuous and challenging times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012863/bk_acx0_012863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine, edited by Refaat Alareer, is a compelling collection of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel's siege and blockade. Their experiences, especially during and following Israel's 2008-2009 offensive known as Operation Cast Lead, have fundamentally impacted their lives and their writing. Indeed, many of these writers saw the war as a catalyst for their writing, as they sought an outlet and a voice in its aftermath. They view the book as a means of preserving Palestinian memories and presenting their own narratives to the world without filters. Their words take us into the homes and hearts of moms, dads, students, children, and elders striving to live lives of dignity, compassion, and meaning in one of the world's most embattled communities. (Some of the stories also take us with courage and empathy into the imagined world of Israelis living just on the other side of the great barriers Israel has built in and around Gaza and the West Bank to wall the Palestinians in.) These stories are acts of resistance and defiance, proclaiming the endurance of Palestinians and the continuing resilience and creativity of their culture in the face of ongoing obstacles and attempts to silence them. Whether tackling the tragedy that surrounds missile strikes and home raids or the everyday indignities encountered by Palestinian refugees, Gaza Writes Back brings to life the real issues that the people of Gaza face. One prominent theme in many of the stories is the value placed on the wisdom of parents and grandparents. A sense of longing pervades the book, as the characters in the stories reveal desires ranging from the mundane to the complex - including, in several of the stories, a strong yearning to return to the characters' long-cherished family homes and properties after many decades in exile from them. Social diff 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amin El Gamal, Lameece Issaq. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023954/bk_adbl_023954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Palestine is considered as a unique case, this is due to the circumstances surrounding this warm area. Since the start of the Israeli military occupation in 1967, the Palestinian economy has been operating under a highly artificial and destructive set of circumstances. Israeli occupation, besides destroying and distorting many aspects of civil life for Palestinian under military occupation, created a Palestinian economy totally dependent upon Israel. With the signing of the Oslo peace accord and the Paris protocol the Palestinian economy entered into a new era of economic arrangements. The PA was thus to be involved itself in the task of state building and creating a viable economy in preparation for sovereignty, with assistance from international donors. All parties to the conflict, Palestinian, Israeli, donors and international organizations have used this phrase Then there were severe obstacles to this goal in the Palestinian context. These obstacles, divided into security, economic and political spheres. But what went wrong? what are the main obstacles facing Palestinian economic development? and What is the possible impact of removing some of these obstacles?
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Wye River Memorandum was an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestine Authority to implement the earlier Interim Agreement of 28 September, 1995. Brokered by the United States at the Aspen Institute Wye River Conference Centers near Wye River, Maryland, it was signed on October 23, 1998. Clinton opened the summit at the secluded Wye River Conference Center on October 15 and returned at least six times to the site to press Netanyahu and Arafat to finalize the deal. In the final push to get Netanyahu and Arafat to overcome remaining obstacles, Clinton invited King Hussein who had played a past role in easing tensions between the two men, to join the talks.
Ethnopolitical conflicts are world-wide phenomena producing discrimination, violence, and at times, unspeakable atrocities. Two thirds of international conflicts today are ethnopolitical conflicts. Some are long-entrenched disputes dating back centuries. Others are the by-products of recent trends in immigration or politics.The Handbook of Ethnopolitical Conflict and Resolution examines the social, psychological, historical and political underpinnings of these conflicts particularly the ethnic, cultural, religious, and national identities that feed ingroup/outgroup antagonistic perceptions and fuel cycles of aggression. It covers leading theories and models of interethnic conflict and provides in-depth analyses of twenty conflicts as diverse as those in Croatia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Israel, and New Zealand. It examines phenomena that have not received the attention they deserve, such as the obstacles presented by differing accounts of the origins and dynamics of given conflict. In each case, and in the book s concluding chapter, contributors suggest creative responses to ethnic friction utilizing innovative intercultural approaches, conflict management approaches, and peace-building strategies.Major features: Worldwide coverage: includes conflicts in Southeast Asia, China, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Extensive analyses of the dynamics of interethnic hostility as well as of the relevant current and historical social, psychological, political and economic conditions. Contributors from a variety of cultures and disciplines. Comparisons across diverse conflicts in the concluding chapter. Suggestions for diminishing prejudice and discrimination, and improving inter-ethnic relations in multi-ethnic states Policy recommendations for reducing ethnic conflict.Its unique presentation and wide range of information make the Handbook of Ethnopolitical Conflict an effective reference for professionals, researchers, and educators working to understand, minimize, and eliminate interethnic conflict.Valuable for social psychologists, cross-cultural psychologists, political scientists, sociologists, communications scholars, and policymakers, ultimately, the Handbook is an important source for all persons who wish to contribute to a more peaceful world.