In the wake of the 1995 Oslo Peace Accords, a wave of Palestinian terror hits Jewish targets. Israel responds with a clandestine war in Paris, Zurich, and Tel Aviv. When a beautiful Mossad agent is critically wounded in Amsterdam, master spy Jerusalem Gerster pursues the attackers back to Israel, where he uncovers a sinister conspiracy to perpetrate an unprecedented national catastrophe--the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030059/bk_acx0_030059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American companies steeling themselves against the threat of terrorism can learn a lot from Israel's experience. Despite facing the constant grim reality of terrorism, the Israeli economy is surprisingly robust. How do businesses in Israel stay viable in a chaotic environment, and how do they rebuild in the wake of destruction? Based on in-depth personal interviews conducted in Israel by the author, Business Under Fire offers inspirational and instructive stories about the techniques Israeli companies have used to thrive in the face of extraordinary adversity. Packed with fascinating first-person accounts from CEOs, managers, and in-the-trenches employees who have been through it all, Business Under Fire contains hard-won insights every business can learn from. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Terhune. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001681/bk_adbl_001681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the wake of events that raise new hopes for peace in the Middle East, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and former Israeli Minister Natan Sharansky discuss the possibilities and pitfalls that lie ahead. Dershowitz is the author of The Case for Peace, the sequel to his bestselling The Case for Israel. Sharansky is a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Freedom for his struggle against tyranny. Sharansky is the author of the bestseller The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror.This event took place on September 25, 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natan Sharansky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000006/sp_nsty_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Goliath, New York Times best-selling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens. Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008/9, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process. As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics, where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties, where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill gentiles, where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab, and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats." Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and he speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest. He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mind-set that pe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005957/bk_blak_005957_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.
The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the "number one best-seller of the decade". This blockbuster offered Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s a wake-up call to events to come, and some already unfolding, that herald the return of Jesus Christ. The years since have confirmed Lindsey's insights into what biblical prophecy says about the times we live in: the rebirth of Israel, the threat of war in the Middle East, an increase in natural catastrophes, the revival of Satanism and witchcraft. These and other signs, foreseen by prophets from Moses to Jesus, portend the coming of an antichrist, of a war which will bring humanity to the brink of destruction, and of incredible deliverance for a desperate, dying planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002353/bk_blak_002353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bethlehem is amongst the oldest cities in the world, one that has been conquered and ruled by Caananites, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, the Mamluks of Egypt, and the Ottomans. In the last century alone, it has been controlled by various parties. The British took Bethlehem during World War I and controlled the city from 1920-1948, and in the wake of the 1948 war between Israel and its neighbors, Jordan annexed Bethlehem and controlled it until the Six Day War in 1967. It was during the Six Day War that Israel took control of Bethlehem, remaining in power over the city until 1995, when, in compliance with the Oslo Peace Accords, control of the city and of the surrounding West Bank was handed over to the Palestinian National Authority. What was it that caused this one small, unassuming settlement to be the focus of so much attention and strife? The primary reason that Bethlehem is so famous today is the Biblical passages that relate the town as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Moreover, the oldest continuously used Christian church in the world is the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Like the town itself, the Church of the Nativity has gone through numerous cycles of creation and ruin. First built above the Cave of the Nativity by Emperor Constantine's mother, Helena, in May 339, the church existed for almost two centuries before it was destroyed during the Samarian revolt in 529 CE. The church was later reconstructed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in 565, and it is this structure that has largely survived to the present day. Today, the Church of the Nativity is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside the pilgrimage route that led between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. The town of Nazareth, located in Galilee in northern Israel, is a bustling settlement of over 60,000 people today. But more than 2,000 years ago it was an insignificant village of only a few hundred people - mostly farmers and some laborers who would travel to the nearby Roman settlem 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099755/bk_acx0_099755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Judea is one of the most important regions in the modern world. It is the center of two of the world’s great religions and extremely important to a third. Politically, the whole area is the focus of conflict between Jews and Arabs, as well as different Muslim sects. Its history is littered with wars, insurrections, and religious revolutions. To say that it has had a turbulent past is to understate the case in the extreme. The history of Judea is, of course, inextricably linked to the history of the Jewish people, their dispersal throughout the Mediterranean world, and their reestablishment of the modern state of Israel in the wake of the horrors of the Holocaust. And among all the tumultuous events associated with Jewish history, few can rival the period of Roman rule during the first century CE, when Roman attempts to suppress Jewish nationalism were met with violent resistance. Ultimately, the Romans forcibly removed much of the Jewish population from the region, setting the scene for later events that have impacted so directly on world history. Events in the region during the first century CE also brought about the birth of Christianity, a religious movement that has been at the forefront of European history ever since. The fact that Jerusalem has been sacked and razed on approximately 20 occasions since the assumed dates of King David has made it virtually impossible to find any evidence to corroborate the theory, but the task was made a little easier by the discovery of the Tel Dan Stele which has been dated to the late ninth century to early eighth century BCE and contains a reference to the House of David. Many scholars now accept the existence of some kind of state ruled by David and Solomon, though have concluded that it was on a much smaller scale than portrayed in the Bible. Despite the lack of definitive corroborating evidence, the myths surrounding the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel became so ingrained in the Jewish psyche that a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104314/bk_acx0_104314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.