Israel (National Geographic Adventure Map)
Israel (National Geographic Adventure
• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapNational Geographic's Israel Adventure Map is the perfect travel companion for Holy Land adventure travelers. This expertly researched map details the country with unparalleled information not found in traditional road maps. Hundreds of diverse and unique recreational, ecological, cultural, and historic destinations are pinpointed, including many hidden gems, such as Islamic and Jewish sacred sites, churches, mosques, archeological site, beaches, hotels, hostels, airports and harbors. A clearly marked network of both primary and secondary roads, shown with distances, along with an index of cities and towns will guide you on your adventure, while mapped hiking trails, including The Israel Trail, will help you get off the beaten path.This comprehensive map covers Israel in its entirety and complements any guidebook to the region. Also shown are Palestinian areas in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and bordering areas in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The country's three most populated cities Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa can be found on the map's northern side, along with the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), Nazareth, the Golan Heights and most of the Dead Sea. The map's southern side covers the cities of Be'ersheva, Hebron, Bethlehem and Eilat alo...
- ASIN: 156695617X
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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation
Winner of the Jewish Book of the Year AwardThe first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusalem.Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world’s attention, aroused its imagination, and lately, been the object of its opprobrium. Why does such a small country speak to so many global concerns? More pressingly: Why does Israel make the decisions it does? And what lies in its future?We cannot answer these questions until we understand Israel’s people and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and desires, that have animated their conversations and actions. Though Israel’s history is rife with conflict, these conflicts do not fully communicate the spirit of Israel and its people: they give short shrift to the dream that gave birth to the state, and to the vision for the Jewish people that was at its core. Guiding us through the milestones of Israeli history, Gordis relays the drama of the Jewish people’s story and the creation of the state. Clear-eyed and erudite, he illustrates how Israel became a cultural, economic and military powerhouse—but also explains where Israel made grave mistakes and traces the ...
- ASIN: B01B19O4FA
Sinai: Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's Nightmare
Sinai: Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's
Enclosed by the Suez Canal and bordering Gaza and Israel, Egypt’s rugged Sinai Peninsula has been the cornerstone of the Egyptian–Israeli peace accords, yet its internal politics and security have remained largely under media blackout. While the international press descended on the capital Cairo in January 2011, Sinai’s armed rebellion was ignored. The regime lost control of the peninsula in a matter of days and, since then, unprecedented chaos has reigned and the Islamist insurgency has gathered pace. In this crucial analysis, Mohannad Sabry argues that Egypt's shortsighted security approach has continually proven to be a failure. Decades of flawed policies have exacerbated immense social and economic problems, and maintained a superficial stability under which arms trafficking, the smuggling tunnels, and militancy could silently thrive―and finally prevail following the overthrow of Mubarak.Sinai is vital reading for scholars, journalists, policy makers, and all those concerned by the plunge of one of the Middle East's most critical regions into turmoil.
- ASIN: 9774167287
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Search for Common Ground AwardMiddle East Institute AwardFinalist, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of ThoughtStavros Niarchos Prize for SurvivorshipNobel Peace Prize nominee"A necessary lesson against hatred and revenge" -Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate"In this book, Doctor Abuelaish has expressed a remarkable commitment to forgiveness and reconciliation that describes the foundation for a permanent peace in the Holy Land." -President Jimmy Carter, Nobel Peace Prize laureateBy turns inspiring and heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Izzeldin Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and "who has devoted his life to medicine and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians" (New York Times), Abuelaish has been crossing the lines in the sand that divide Israelis and Palestinians for most of his life - as a physician who treats patients on both sides of the line, as a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women as the way forward in the Middle East. And, most recently, as the father whose daughters were killed by Israeli soldiers on January 16, 2009, during Israel's incursion into the Gaza Stri...
- ASIN: B004CYEE0W
Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge (Inside Technology)
Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape
Digital practices in social and political landscapes: Why two researchers can look at the same feature and see different things.Maps are widely believed to be objective, and data-rich computer-made maps are iconic examples of digital knowledge. It is often claimed that digital maps, and rational boundaries, can solve political conflict. But in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine, Jess Bier challenges the view that digital maps are universal and value-free. She examines the ways that maps are made in Palestine and Israel to show how social and political landscapes shape the practice of science and technology.How can two scientific cartographers look at the same geographic feature and see fundamentally different things? In part, Bier argues, because knowledge about the Israeli military occupation is shaped by the occupation itself. Ongoing injustices―including checkpoints, roadblocks, and summary arrests―mean that Palestinian and Israeli cartographers have different experiences of the landscape. Palestinian forms of empirical knowledge, including maps, continue to be discounted.Bier examines three representative cases of population, governance, and urban maps. She analyzes Israeli population maps from 1967 to 1995, when Palestinian areas were left blank; Palestinian state maps o...
- ASIN: 0262036150
Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation (Voice of Witness)
Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation (Voice
The occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises for over four decades. In this oral history collection, men and women from Palestineincluding a fisherman, a settlement administrator, and a marathon runnerdescribe in their own words how their lives have been shaped by the historic crisis. Other narrators include:ABEER, a young journalist from Gaza City who launched her career by covering bombing raids on the Gaza Strip.IBTISAM, the director of a multi-faith children’s center in the West Bank whose dream of starting a similar center in Gaza has so far been hindered by border closures.GHASSAN, an Arab-Christian physics professor and activist from Bethlehem who co-founded the International Solidarity Movement.
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The Road Map to Nowhere: Israel/Palestine Since 2003
The Road Map to Nowhere: Israel/Palestine Since
The Road Map to Nowhere is a devastating and timely book, essential to understanding the current state of the Israel/Palestine crisis and the propaganda that infects its coverage. Based on analysis of information in the mainstream Israeli media, it argues that the current road map has brought no real progress and that, under cover of diplomatic successes, Israel is using the road map to strengthen its grip on the remaining occupied territories. Exploring the Gaza pullout of 2005, the West Bank wall and the collapse of Israeli democracy, Reinhart examines the gap between myth the Israeli leadership’s public affairs achievement that has led the West to believe that a road map is in fact being implementedand bitter reality. Not only has nothing fundamentally changed, she argues, but the Palestinians continue to lose more of their land and are pushed into smaller and smaller enclaves, surrounded by the new wall constructed by Sharon.
- Brand: Verso
- ASIN: 1844670767
Israel's Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza (Hoover Institution Press Publication)
Israel's Unilateralism: Beyond Gaza (Hoover Institution Press
Emmy Award-winning journalist Robert Zelnick examines Israel's disengagement from Gaza and what it might lead to in the future. He details the thought behind the policy and the impact of the loss of Ariel Sharon, analyzes the Palestinian response from both moderates and Hamas, and underscores the politically realist-minded assumptions that continue to drive the policy forward.
- ASIN: 0817947728
Israel, Gaza and Hamas 2014: Operation Protective Edge
Israel, Gaza and Hamas 2014: Operation Protective
Israel, Gaza and Hamas 2014: Operation Protective Edge in numbers: 50 days of fighting; 4,258 rockets fired at Israel; 735 Iron Dome interceptions; 5,226 air strikes; 32 tunnels destroyed; 74 dead on the Israeli side; and some 2,200 dead on the Palestinian side. The historical chronology of the accumulation of these on a daily basis can be reaped from on-line newspaper sources. This book goes behind the scenes to analyze the thinking at the time, from the Israel side, on Strategy and Tactics, Comparing Operations Cast Lead, Pillar of Defense and Protective Edge, Missile and Rocket Warfare and Protection, The Tunnels and the Cyber, Legal Issues and Demilitarization, Deterrence and Leverage, Intra-Palestinian Processes, The Civilian Front and Public Opinion and Beyond the Military Front. The goal of victory in a war is the destruction of the enemy’s army. This volume concludes that in Operation Protective Edge neither side achieved victory in this sense. The 50 days of fighting didn't resolve the Israel-Palestinian impasse. The door is open for a future Israel, Gaza and Hamas armed conflict. The ball is in the court of the counselors.
- ASIN: 1901414396