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Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

by Richard Cohen Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


The 188th Crybaby Brigade

by Joel Chasnoff Free Press (February 09, 2010)

Look at me. Do you see me? Do you see me in my olive-green uniform, beret, and shiny black boots? Do you see the assault rifle slung across my chest? Finally! I am the badass Israeli soldier at the side of...


Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

by Kai Bird Scribner (April 20, 2010)

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD’S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict....


Mossad

by Michael Bar-Zohar & Nissim Mishal Ecco (November 06, 2012)

For decades, Israel's renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed...


Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered

by Sarah Tuttle-Singer Skyhorse (May 22, 2018)

On a night in 1999 when Sarah Tuttle-Singer was barely 18, she was stoned by Palestinian kids just outside one of the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem. In the years that followed, she was terrified to explore...


We Stand Divided

by Daniel Gordis Ecco (September 10, 2019)

From National Jewish Book Award Winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reimagines the past, present, and future of Jewish life

Relations between...


Reclaiming Israel's History

by David Brog Regnery Publishing (March 20, 2017)

The Real History of Israel and the Palestinians

No history is so disputed as the history of Israel. Some see Israel's creation as a dramatic act of justice for the Jewish people. Others insist that it was a...


1949 the First Israelis

by Tom Segev Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

Renowned historian Tom Segev strips away national myths to present a critical and clear-eyed chronicle of the year immediately following Israel’s foundation.

“Required reading for all who want to understand...


Jesus in the House of the Pharaohs

by Ahmed Osman Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 15, 2004)

A provocative thesis that the historical Jesus was connected to the royal 18th dynasty of Egypt

• Contends that Jesus, Joshua, and Tutankhamun were the same person

• Provides evidence from church documentation,...


We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (January 20, 2009)

In this urgent, balanced, and passionate book, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President Jimmy Carter argues that the present moment is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East -- and he offers a...


The Israelis

by Donna Rosenthal Free Press (April 01, 2008)

Israel is smaller than New Jersey, with 0.11% of the world's population, yet captures a lion's share of headlines. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al-Jazeera. The BBC has their version,...


Palestinian Walks

by Raja Shehadeh Scribner (June 03, 2008)

Raja Shehadeh is a passionate hill walker. He enjoys nothing more than heading out into the countryside that surrounds his home. But in recent years, his hikes have become less than bucolic and sometimes downright...


The Bomb in the Basement

by Michael Karpin Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2006)

THE BOMB IN THE BASEMENT tells the fascinating story of how Israel became the Middle East's only nuclear power and -- unlike Iraq and Iran -- succeeded in keeping its atomic program secret.

Veteran Israeli...


Warrior

by Ariel Sharon & David Chanoff Touchstone (October 02, 2001)

Israel's newest prime minister as of February 6, 2001, Ariel Sharon is a dynamic and controversial leader. A hero in Israel's wars, perhaps the most daring and successful commander in Israel's extraordinary...


Eisenhower 1956

by David A. Nichols Simon & Schuster (March 08, 2011)

A gripping tale of international intrigue and betray-al, Eisenhower 1956 is the white-knuckle story of how President Dwight D. Eisenhower guided the United States through the Suez Canal crisis of 1956. The crisis...


Inside the Middle East

by Avi Melamed & Lucy Aharish Skyhorse (March 29, 2016)

Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than thirty years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides...


The Unmaking of Israel

by Gershom Gorenberg Harper (November 08, 2011)

Prominent Israeli journalist GershomGorenberg offers a penetrating and provocativelook at how the balance of power in Israel has shifted toward extremism,threatening the prospects for peace and democracy as...


Out of Jordan

by Dalya Cohen-Mor Skyhorse (September 15, 2015)

A riveting memoir of the first Israeli-born Jewish American to be sent as a Peace Corps volunteer to a closed Arab society.

A good memoir is a survivor’s tale—the story of a person who has faced obstacles...


A View from the Eye of the Storm

by Haim Harari HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 2004, internationally known physicist Haim Harari was invited to address the advisory board of a major multinational corporation. In a short speech he offered a penetrating analysis of the components of terror,...


The Eve of Destruction

by Howard Blum HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

On October 6, 1973—Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar—the Arab world launched a bold and ingeniously conceived surprise attack against Israel. After three days of intense, bloody combat,...


Golda

by Elinor Burkett HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Golda Meir was the first female head of state in the Western world and one of the most influential women in modern history. A blend of Emma Goldman and Martin Luther King Jr. in the guise of a cookie-serving...


90 Minutes at Entebbe

by William Stevenson & Uri Dan Skyhorse (January 06, 2015)

The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.

On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the...