My Promised Land
The Triumph and Tragedy of IsraelDownloadable Audiobook - 2013
A groundbreaking, ambitious, and authoritative examination of Israel by one of the most influential columnists writing about the Middle East todayMy Promised Land tells the story of Israel as it has never been told before. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Through revealing stories of significant events and of ordinary individuals--pioneers, immigrants, entrepreneurs, scientists, army generals, peaceniks, settlers, and Palestinians--Israeli journalist Ari Shavit illuminates many of the pivotal moments of the Zionist century that led Israel to where it is today. We meet the youth group leader who recognized the potential of Masada as a powerful symbol for Zionism; the young farmer who bought an orange grove from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s, and with the Jaffa orange helped to create a booming economy in Palestine; the engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel's nuclear...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2013
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