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 organization tax r... 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.
Keine Kultur der Welt hat die Menschheit so stark beeinflusst wie das antike Israel. Hier entstand die heilige Schrift: das meistgelesene Buch der Menschheit. Das Land ´´am Nabel der Welt´´: Die Kulturjournalistin Corinna Hesse spürt den Wurzeln einer geheimnisvollen Kultur am Schnittpunkt zwischen Orient und Okzident nach und beleuchtet deren wechselvolle Geschichte. Babyloner und Perser, Griechen und Römer, christliche Kreuzfahrer und Osmanen regierten das Land für mehr als 2000 Jahre und drückten ihm ihre kulturellen ´´Stempel´´ auf, doch die ideelle Kraft der frühen Mythen blieb ungebrochen. Der Blick in die Kulturgeschichte zeigt, dass die Völker dieser Region auf gemeinsame Wurzeln zurückgehen. In diesen Wurzeln liegt die Hoffnung, dass das seit Jahrtausenden kriegsgebeutelte Land eines Tages seinen Frieden finden wird. Die Länder-Reihe des Silberfuchs-Verlages wurde für den Deutschen Hörbuchpreis 2007 in der Kategorie ´´beste verlegerische Leistung´´ nominiert. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Rolf Becker. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/silb/000009/bk_silb_000009_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
We are witnessing things today that the prophets of Israel longed to see. God is fulfilling his word in our generation! If you want to understand what God is doing in these last days, you must understand what he is doing with Israel. It is here that the Bible´s prophecies regarding the end of the age will all unfold. Jonathan Bernis, host of the internationally popular television program Jewish Voice With Jonathan Bernis, with this fascinating book unlocks a greater knowledge about the last days. The audiobook explores questions such as: What crucial role does Israel play in the last days? Why is anti-Semitism on the rise worldwide, and what is at its root? What is the seed promise, and why is Satan so angry about it? What profound promise did God make to Abraham that applies to you today? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Seybert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002344/bk_hove_002344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blue and white are not the only colors of Israel! This book by Rachel Raz (ABC Israel) showcases the many vibrant and beautiful colors of the land of Israel, from the red double-decker train in Akko to the white dome of the Shrine of the Book, from pink postage stamps to orange beach umbrellas in Tel Aviv. The Colors of Israel includes the English, Hebrew, and transliterated words for all the colors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000279/bk_lrnr_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Widely respected as a civil libertarian, legal educator, and defense attorney extraordinaire, Alan M. Dershowitz has also been a passionate though not uncritical supporter of Israel. In this audiobook, he presents an ardent defense of Israel´s rights, supported by indisputable evidence. Dershowitz takes a close look at what Israel´s accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country. He accuses those who attack Israel of international bigotry and backs up his argument with hard facts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005355/bk_tant_005355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pack your bags! We´re headed to Israel. On this whirlwind tour, you´ll learn all about the country´s landscape, culture, people, and more. We´ll explore Israel´s busy cities, sunbaked deserts, and coastal plains, and even visit a kibbutz. We´ll also find out what foods people eat and how they celebrate holidays. A special section introduces Israel´s capital, official languages, and population. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000617/bk_lrnr_000617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg looks at the events developing in the Middle East and asks the tough questions: Could Israel launch a preemptive strike at any moment? How might an Israel-Iran war set the Middle East on fire? What should we be watching for? Israel at War will help you understand what is happening right now behind the scenes in this volatile region—and how this high-stakes showdown could affect the future of the Middle East and the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097321/bk_acx0_097321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dino´s adventures continue as he boards a plane for Israel. He munches on falafel, tucks a message high up on the Western Wall, and invites a friendly camel to go snorkeling in Eilat. Kids will chuckle at his comic escapades as a tourist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000214/bk_lrnr_000214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville´s books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter´s fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying ´´Old Chairs to Mend,´´ Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin (Potter may have been his secret courier) and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001933/bk_adbl_001933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it´s ever been as a nation with an army. In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it - by taking what had been a national religion, identified with a particular place, and turning it into an idea. Jews no longer needed Jerusalem to be Jews. Whenever a Jew studied, wherever he washed, would be in the holy city. In this way, a few rabbis turned a real city into a city of the mind; in this way, they turned the Temple into a book and preserved their faith. Though you can burn a city, you cannot sack an idea or kill a book. But in our own time, Zionists have turned the book back into a temple. And unlike an idea, a temple can be destroyed. The creation of Israel has made Jews vulnerable in a way they have not been for 2,000 years.In Israel Is Real, Rich Cohen´s superb new history of the Zionist idea and the Jewish state, the history of a nation is chronicled as if it were the biography of a person. He brings to life dozens of fascinating figures, each driven by the same impulse: to reach Jerusalem. From false messiahs, such as David Alroy (Cohen calls him the first superhero, with his tallis as a cape) and Sabbatai Zevi, who led thousands on a mad spiritual journey, to the early Zionists (many of them failed journalists), to the iconic figures of the modern Jewish Sparta, David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Ariel Sharon, Cohen shows how all these lives together form a single story, a single life. In this unique book, Cohen examines the myth of the wandering Jew, the paradox of Jewish power (how can you be both holy and nuclear?), and the triumph and tragedy of the Jewish state - how the creation of modern Israel has changed what it means to be a Jew anywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002192/bk_adbl_002192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.