Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. Despite Israel's record of militarism, illegal settlements, and human rights violations, American Jews have, stretching back to the 1960s, remained largely steadfast supporters of the Jewish 'homeland'. But, as Norman Finkelstein explains in an elegantly-argued and richly-textured new book, this is now beginning to change. Reports by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, and books by commentators as prominent as President Jimmy Carter and as well-respected in the scholarly community as Stephen Walt, John Mearsheimer, and Peter Beinart, have increasingly pinpointed the fundamental illiberalism of the Israeli state. In the light of these exposes, the support of America Jews for Israel has begun to fray. This erosion has been particularly marked among younger members of the community. A 2010 Brandeis University poll found that only about one quarter of Jews aged under 40 today feel "very much" connected to Israel. In successive chapters that combine Finkelstein's customary meticulous research with polemical brio, Knowing Too Much sets the work of defenders of Israel such as Jeffrey Goldberg, Michael Oren, Dennis Ross, and Benny Morris against the historical record, showing their claims to be increasingly tendentious. As growing numbers of American Jews come to see the speciousness of the arguments behind such apologias and recognize Israel's record as simply indefensible, Finkelstein points to the opening of new possibilities for political advancement in a region that for decades has been stuck fast in a gridlock of injustice and suffering. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tyler Crandall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004338/bk_acx0_004338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
June 4, 1967, was supposed to be a high point in Noah Greenspan's year. It's the night before the grand opening of Potomac Centre, the urban development project he spearheaded in the heart of Washington, DC. But the outbreak of the Six-Day War in the Middle East eclipses the event. In the aftermath of the short, bloody war, Noah's fiancee, Palestinian American journalist Alexandra Salaman, is assigned to Israel to cover the political implications for Israelis and Palestinians alike. It's a dangerous task, partly because Alexandra was, years earlier, instrumental in preventing a terrorist attack and partly because she's a Christian Arab engaged to Noah, a Jew. Such a marriage is certain to arouse anger from either side of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. As Noah deals with legal and financial challenges to Potomac Centre, he and Alexandra find their relationship challenged by her insistence on staying in Israel to do her job - and by reunions with old lovers. Neither knows that a figure from Alexandra's past, the terrorist Omar Samir, plans to strike deep in the heart of the American capital. His target? Potomac Centre. The Eden Legacy continues the story of an Arab-Jewish relationship begun in Heirs of Eden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Paul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071010/bk_acx0_071010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a world long since reshaped in the wake of 9/11, Matthew Bridger, President of the United States, Bryson Lawe, a Secret Service agent, and Karen Foley, a Christian activist, must face the atrocity the American dream has become. Life has lost its value, deception is epidemic, and in a nation of more than three million square miles, there is no room for God. As a Russian oil embargo jeopardizes American petroleum reserves, a massive terrorist strike forces the United States to withdraw its support of Israel. Finally given their long-awaited opening, enemies of the Jewish state attack, igniting a war that threatens to sweep the globe. Amid the escalating chaos, Bridger, Lawe, and Foley race to uncover the truths that will secure their survival...and that of America itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Papst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001220/bk_bimo_001220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven great chapters to help you understand the Bible!"The Book of Genesis in 55 Minutes" by Gerald Robison. As a former “Walk Thru The Bible” instructor, Gerald knows how to condense scriptural teaching into easy-to-remember pieces. And what better book to have a complete understanding of than the foundational book of Genesis! Regardless of your spiritual age, this will impact how you organize the Bible in your mind."The Old Testament in 55 Minutes" by Gerald Robison. Gerald is a former trainer for instructors teaching “Walk Thru the Bible” seminars held around the USA. You’ll learn, in order, the entire Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi, AND remember what you’ve learned for the rest of your life! Chapter three - Daniel in 55 Minutes by Ed Hindson. An incredible overview of the most prophecy-rich book in the Bible. "The Book of Acts in 55 Minutes" by Gerald Robison. Acts bridges the time of Jesus and the Church Age presented in a way you’ll never forget!"Biblical Proof That God Loves Israel" by Dave Reagan. The Bible says Israel is the apple of God’s eye, and both history and future prophecies confirm that truth!"Satan's Lie - 'Do Everything Jesus Says to Do'" by Bill Perkins. Jesus commanded many things to do while He was here on planet earth. Do they all apply to us living in the “Church Age”? Enjoy this provocative study of what Jesus said and to whom it applied...eye-opening!"The Bible's Big Picture". This unique presentation covers Genesis to Revelation in one sitting from God’s perspective in just 30 minutes! Beginning with Adam, you journey through time, covering key areas along God’s timetable, including the period dead-ahead (rapture / tribulation / anti-Christ / 666 / 2nd Coming of Jesus / etc.)."10 Truths About Rapture" by Andy Woods. Andy walks through a biblically solid and detailed outline of the coming Rapture. Excellent!/o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerald Robison, Andy Woods, Ed Hindson, Dave Reagan, Bill Perkins, Ashley Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152875/bk_acx0_152875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jezebel died 3,000 years ago. But her spirit lives today.Jezebel was the most wicked woman in the Bible, a powerful seductress who killed the prophets, led Israel into idolatry and immorality, and emasculated men. She was seductive and determined to snuff out the voices coming against her, because these voices were calling out for repentance.In 21st-century America, Jezebel is not a person. But it’s as if the spirit of Jezebel is alive again today. The influence of the same demonic force is being felt in the massive increase of pornography and sexual temptation, the militant spirit of abortion, the rise of radical feminism, and most importantly, in the attempt to silence prophetic voices. Just as Jezebel clashed with strong men almost three thousand years ago, the demonic spirit of Jezebel is powerful in America, and it is going after the church.This eye-opening book not only unveils the satanic plot to destroy America, beginning with an all-out assault on the church, but it will equip every believer with tools to defeat the enemy in their own personal lives as well as in the nation. This audiobook will show you how the spirit of Jezebel is active in America today and teach you how to protect the church. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156697/bk_acx0_156697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love and Deception is a narrator's dream - a challenge for sure. It's an anthology of three unique short stories and a novella combined in one volume. Each tale includes a love story, but elements of deception are always present. In the opening story, "A Taste of Love", a couple in their 70s meet accidentally in a country inn 50 years after they ended their relationship and reflect on the years gone by, the might-have-been, and other circumstances. It has a twist of humor and is a lovely story with a beautiful ending. "Number 23" is the story of a man trapped in a neurotic, sex-soaked marriage. He compulsively flies off to Thailand where he finds true love...but a shocking discovery may change everything. In "The Other Woman", the mysterious death of a novelist's wife brings his relationship with the woman of his dreams into question in this fast-paced tale of suspense. Against the Odds is a novella of love, war, and the ultimate deception when the destruction of Israel is imminent, and an impossible gamble becomes the only option. All these stories have male and female characters, and a versatile narrator should be able to use his voice to distinguish both to some degree. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Sloan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109361/bk_acx0_109361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anne Rice’s second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of Christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the Jordan and concludes with the miracle at Cana.It is a novel in which we see Jesus - he is called Yeshua bar Joseph - during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea.Legends of a virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, yet for decades he has lived as one among many who come to the synagogue on the Sabbath. All who know and love him find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take.And at last we see him emerge from his baptism to confront his destiny—and the Devil. We see what happens when he takes the water of six great limestone jars, transforms it into cool red wine, is recognized as the anointed one, and urged to call all Israel to take up arms against Rome and follow him as the prophets have foretold.As with Out of Egypt, the opening novel, The Road to Cana is based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship. The book’s power derives from the profound feeling its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the presence of Jesus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001381/bk_rand_001381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the inside scoop on Watergate, the Ford Pardon, and the 18-minute Gap. Roger Stone, The New York Times best-selling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, gives the inside scoop on Nixon’s rise and fall in Watergate in his new book Nixon’s Secrets. Stone charts Nixon’s rise from election to Congress in 1946 to his stinging defeats that preceded the greatest comeback in American Presidential history. "Just as the assassination of JFK prevents a balanced analysis of Kennedy and his times, the myth of Watergate prevents a reappraisal of our 37th President,” said Stone, who’s book on LBJ was the second biggest selling book during the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s murder. Stone reveals how the Kennedy’s wiretapped Nixon’s hotel room the night before the Nixon-Kennedy debate, and stole Nixon's medical records from his psychiatrist’s office. Stone lays out how Kennedy's running mate Lyndon Johnson stole Texas from JFK through vote fraud while Mayor Richard Daley stole Illinois, and how JFK actually lost the popular vote. Stone looks at the Nixon Presidency: the desegregation of the public schools, the progressive social programs, Nixon's struggle to end the war in Vietnam, the historic SALT arms reduction agreement with Russia, the saving of Israel in the Six Days War, the opening to China, and the disastrous decision to take America off the gold standard. "The mainstream media’s interpretation of the facts surrounding the Watergate episode are a fantastic and grotesque distortion of historical truth,” said Stone. "Cursory examination of the facts in Watergate will reveal that the actions that caused the fall of Nixon cannot be reduced to the simplistic account summarized by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020091/bk_adbl_020091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. - Henry Kissinger "The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself." - Henry Kissinger A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The latter half of the 20th century was privy to one of the greatest displays of ongoing international diplomacy seen in American history, but to say that Henry A. Kissinger's career as an American diplomat was purely American would be short-sighted and simplistic. The diplomatic atmosphere, particularly in the 1970s, was far from the image of a public official manning an office in Washington, D.C., greeting foreign dignitaries, and traveling on occasion to sign foreign agreements. In the post-World War II environment, old allies became new enemies, and a series of crises appeared almost simultaneously around the world, involving virtually every nation in the world, on every continent. From Richard Nixon's opening of relations with China to the ensuing conflict with Taiwan, as well as the potential benefits of détente with the Soviet Union, a fellow nuclear power, Secretary of State Kissinger had his hands full. In addition to that, he had to deal with the churning of leadership changes and military rule in South America, the seething tension between the newly-founded Israel and its surrounding Arab states. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rozanne Devine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039254/bk_acx0_039254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.