Uri Avnery is one of the best-known peace activists in Israel and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. He has been involved in, and written about, all major events in Israel´s history since its creation in 1948, and was the first Israeli to meet Yasser Arafat. This is a carefully selected collection of his articles from the last 10 years. Additionally, he has written a rigorous introduction that shows how peace can be achieved. Avnery offers a unique perspective on the Middle-East conflict, drawing on his enormous experience of advocating Palestinian rights from within the system as a member of parliament and from outside as a peace activist. Written with passion and wit, his articles reveal and analyse the ´facts on the ground´, always pointing out opportunities for reconciliation between the two sides and exposing those who exacerbate the conflict. This book is a must-read for everyone who wants peace in the Middle East.
Israel´s Vicious Circle:Ten Years of Writings on Israel and Palestine Uri Avnery
The companion to the Oscar-nominated documentary, an unparalleled look inside Israel´s security establishment. Imagine the following situation: You have just received a tip that six suicide bombers are making their way into the heart of Israel´s major cities, each one to a different city, to set off explosions in the most crowded centers of population. How far would you go to stop the attacks? How would you sleep at night if you failed and one of the six terrorists reached his target and murdered dozens of innocent people? What would you do the next morning to extract your country from this murderous vicious cycle? For six former heads of the Shin Bet (Israel´s internal security service), these were not hypothetical questions but the realities and tormenting way of life for decades. In The Gatekeepers, which is based on extensive and lengthy interviews conducted to produce the award-winning film of the same name, six former heads of the Shin Bet speak with unprecedented candor on how they handled the toughest and tensest moments of their lives; on matters of life and death; on the missions they were involved in; on the historic opportunities for a better future that were missed by the leaders under whom they served; and the scars each of them bears until this very day. The Gatekeepers is a piercing and cruel self-examination of Israel´s security establishment and of a nation that has lived by its sword for so many years but has lost its faith in its ability to lay it down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022835/bk_adbl_022835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a blazing operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, it is time for Echo Six to take a well-earned furlough. Until Lieutenant-Commander Talley´s girlfriend disappears in the war-torn city of Beirut. And Hezbollah kidnaps a senior member of the United Nations. NATO orders the elite Special Forces unit to locate and recover the diplomat. The trail leads to a Hezbollah refugee camp. Located on the Southern Lebanese border with Israel, it is home to some of the worst, most vicious fighters in the Middle East. The solution - to send in an elite force, men whose toughness and fighting skills are more than a match for the Islamic fundamentalists. These are the men of Echo Six. The action that follows is a bloody battle stretching from the city of Beirut, across Lebanon and even into Saudi Arabia. The cruel influence of Hezbollah stretches across the entire region, where they are renowned for trafficking women for guns and executing all who stand in their way. A violent story of heroism, deceit and betrayal. Echo Six: Black Ops - Battle for Beirut is a worthy, action packed sequel to the best-selling Echo Six: Black Ops novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056008/bk_acx0_056008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Israel is decimated by a civil war and lies in runes as a billowing, black column of smoke rises from a forest clearing. A three-story building, built under the tightest security ever known, is burning out of control. A GMC Suburban, containing one pregnant genetic designer and four genetically engineered children, races recklessly away from the burning structure. Twenty years later a vengeful genetic designer and five genetically engineered super humans join together to find the truth behind Israel´s destruction. These super-humans, three women and two men, were genetically created to possess superior minds, enormous strength, and lightning speed. Arrayed against them is a FBI double agent, a vicious international assassin, and the Mossad, who will stop at nothing to destroy the world with a viral Ethnic Weapon. Will the deadly man-made virus infect the ´´Five´´ once they enter the new and bizarre jungle of Israel? Can they discover their genetic designer´s secret agenda in time to stop it?or will they even want to? In this first installment of the Nina Steel Adventure series, Ray Hansen takes you on a wild and exciting ride with these five genetically engineered super humans. Travel with the ´´Five´´ from their early childhood at the top-secret genetic engineering facility hidden away in the forest of Maine to their strange reunion as adults in Chicago and on to Israel to meet their destiny.About the Players - This audio book was performed in audio drama format by four very talented actors, all well known on the Chicago stage for over 20 years, Mark Ulrich, Matt Penn, Cathy Nash and Mary Peterson. There were many challenges during production, not least of which was coming up with unique voices for the five primary characters, eight secondary characters and the twenty-five minor characters. It was truly amazing watching these actors, from the control room, shifting from one voice to another without missing a beat. Needing little direction the... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ulrich, Matt Penn, Mary Peterson, Cathy Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003954/bk_acx0_003954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Code 5 is a story about terrorism and the devastation it creates when left unchecked by the United States. It also involves two kids just out of college who inadvertently get swept up into an adventure that tests their innocence against some of the most vicious terrorists in the world. Tom has just graduated from Oklahoma State University but when his dad (who works on ultra-classified projects at Livermore Labs) is a no-show for his graduation, it initiates a search that will take them into a black-ops mission they aren´t even aware of. This story will twist and turn through high-tech computer technology to incredible innovations out of Area 51. Iran has just started a nuclear war against Israel and all its surrounding Arab neighbors which plunges the entire world into an economic collapse and it´s up to the new President of the United States to stop the chaos. This story spans across the United States, to Mexico, then to Australia and deep into the Mideast. The trauma of these events push Tom ever deeper into a dark side that he never knew was there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065367/bk_acx0_065367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ancient scroll written in code is discovered in a New York museum. Selena Connor is called in to break the code and translate the writing. She´s a world-class linguist, a member of the secretive, covert operations team known as the Project. The scroll reveals clues to a treasure collected by King Solomon to build and maintain the First Jewish Temple. Hidden somewhere in the desert lands of Israel is a vast hoard of gold, the heritage of a nation. Director Harker of the Project sends the team out to discover where the treasure is hidden. Selena is determined to quit the dangers of the field, but this looks like a pleasant change from the usual mission. It´s just a simple archaeological expedition, after all. But nothing that involves the Project is ever simple. Betrayal, murder, and vicious enemies stalk the expedition, as Selena and her teammates follow the clues revealed by the scroll. Meanwhile, back in New York where it all began, a sinister plan is unfolding. Will the Project survive their enemies and find Solomon´s gold? Can they stop a plot to kill two of the world´s most important leaders and thousands of unsuspecting victims? The issue is in doubt! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096169/bk_acx0_096169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.