A book which sheds light on the most confusing issues surrounding Israel
If you have questions like...
What was the Oslo peace process really all about? What's the story with the Palestinian refugees? Why is Israel so important to Jews anyway? How did the Middle East mess begin in the first place?
...then this book is exactly what you need.
With this book, award-winning author Shimon Apisdorf turns his sights and insights to the Jewish homeland. For over three millennia, Israel has been a focal point for the Jews everywhere, and for the past century it has been on the center stage of world history. This book clearly explains why--why Israel is so central to Judaism, how the modern State of Israel arose, and why Israel has fought so many wars with its neighbors and found peace to be so elusive.
"Sheds light on the most confusing issues surrounding Israel and also gives students a more profound understanding of what it means to have a Jewish homeland." --Avi Weinstein, Director, Hillel's Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning "Apisdorf explains in precise sound bites the role Israel has played in the hearts and history of the Jewish people. A quick, fact-filled read will help manyunderstand how Israel arrived at the current conflict." --Shoshana S. Cardin, Past Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
"Anyone who is unsure of what Israel means to Jews and Judaism must read this book." --Rabbi Pinni Dunner, Saatchi Synagogue, London, England