Balcony Over Jerusalem

Download or Read eBook Balcony Over Jerusalem PDF written by John Lyons and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2017-08-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Balcony Over Jerusalem

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Total Pages: 384

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ISBN-10: 9781460707425

ISBN-13: 1460707427

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Book Synopsis Balcony Over Jerusalem by : John Lyons

A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents. Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what it feels like to be taken by Egyptian soldiers, blindfolded and interrogated, this is a memoir of the Middle East like no other. Drawing on a 20-year interest in the Middle East, Lyons has had extraordinary access - he's interviewed everyone from Israel's former Prime Ministers Shimon Peres and Ehud Olmert to key figures from Hezbollah and Hamas. He's witnessed the brutal Iranian Revolutionary Guard up close and was one of the last foreign journalists in Iran during the violent crackdown against the 'Green Revolution'. He's confronted Hamas officials about why they fire rockets into Israel and Israeli soldiers about why they fire tear gas at Palestinian school children. By telling the story of his family travelling through the region, this book is extremely readable and entertaining, full of humour, colour. It is sometimes dazzling in its detail, sometimes tragic. Lyons says he has written it in a way that readers can feel they are there with him - so they can smell the wonderful markets of the Middle East and feel the fear of what it is like to be blindfolded and have your hands bound with electrical cord. Lyons also looks at 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank - the mechanics of how this works and the effect it now has on both Israelis and Palestinians. Lyons explains the Middle East through every day life and experiences - his son's school, his wife's friends and his own dealings with a range of people over six years. If you only read one book on the Middle East, this is it.

Balcony Over Jerusalem

Download or Read eBook Balcony Over Jerusalem PDF written by John Lyons and published by . This book was released on 2017-08-23 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Total Pages: 522

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ISBN-10: 1525257897

ISBN-13: 9781525257896

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Book Synopsis Balcony Over Jerusalem by : John Lyons

"A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents. Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what it feels like to be taken by Egyptian soldiers, blindfolded and interrogated, this is a memoir of the Middle East like no other. Drawing on a 20-year interest in the Middle East, Lyons has had extraordinary access - he's interviewed everyone from Israel's former Prime Ministers Shimon Peres and Ehud Olmert to key figures from Hezbollah and Hamas. He's witnessed the brutal Iranian Revolutionary Guard up close and was one of the last foreign journalists in Iran during the violent crackdown against the 'Green Revolution'. He's confronted Hamas officials about why they fire rockets into Israel and Israeli soldiers about why they fire tear gas at Palestinian school children. By telling the story of his family travelling through the region, this book is extremely readable and entertaining, full of humour, colour. It is sometimes dazzling in its detail, sometimes tragic. Lyons says he has written it in a way that readers can feel they are there with him - so they can smell the wonderful markets of the Middle East and feel the fear of what it is like to be blindfolded and have your hands bound with electrical cord. Lyons also looks at 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank - the mechanics of how this works and the effect it now has on both Israelis and Palestinians.Lyons explains the Middle East through every day life and experiences - his son's school, his wife's friends and his own dealings with a range of people over six years. If you only read one book on the Middle East, this is it."

Balcony on the Moon

Download or Read eBook Balcony on the Moon PDF written by Ibtisam Barakat and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Balcony on the Moon

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Total Pages: 192

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ISBN-10: 9780374302535

ISBN-13: 0374302537

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Book Synopsis Balcony on the Moon by : Ibtisam Barakat

Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. A Junior Library Guild Selection A Palestine Book Award Shortlist Selection A VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll Selection A Skipping Stones Honor Book An Arab-American National Museum Honor Book A Bank Street College of Education Best Book An American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten Book A Notable Book for a Global Society A News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award Winner A Middle East Book Award Honorable Mention In this follow-up to Tasting the Sky, a young Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Political Marketing and Public Diplomacy by Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestinian Advocacy Groups

Download or Read eBook Political Marketing and Public Diplomacy by Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestinian Advocacy Groups PDF written by Andrew Lim and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-10-29 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Political Marketing and Public Diplomacy by Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestinian Advocacy Groups

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Publisher: Springer Nature

Total Pages: 160

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ISBN-10: 9783031153327

ISBN-13: 3031153324

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Book Synopsis Political Marketing and Public Diplomacy by Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestinian Advocacy Groups by : Andrew Lim

This book looks at how both advocacy groups in New Zealand and Australia use political marketing to conduct advocacy and support Israeli and Palestinian public diplomacy and nation branding. The focus lies on their marketing orientation, segmentation/ targeting/ positioning (STP), and internal marketing practices. The theoretical framework will draw upon several political marketing frameworks and concepts including the product/sales/market-oriented framework, the STP process, and Petitt's internal stakeholder marketing approaches. The book examines four case studies: (1) the Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa (PSNA), (2) the Israel Institute of New Zealand (IINZ), (3) the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), and (4) the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN). To ensure balance and comparison, four groups representing both the pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian camps in NZ and Australia were selected. Other criteria included their broad scope of activity, approachability and accessibility, as well as connections to state actors through advocacy, public diplomacy, and nation branding.

My Michael

Download or Read eBook My Michael PDF written by Amos Oz and published by HMH. This book was released on 2005-11-01 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
My Michael

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Publisher: HMH

Total Pages: 267

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ISBN-10: 9780547542669

ISBN-13: 0547542666

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Book Synopsis My Michael by : Amos Oz

“Thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli Madame Bovary.” —The New York Times Book Review Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent, pragmatic, but unremarkable geology professor named Michael. Wedded too young, emotionally unprepared for motherhood, and forced to abandon her university studies, Hannah grows bored, frustrated, and increasingly removed from the banal certainty of her immediate world. As years pass, and Michael goes off to war, Hannah’s heady fantasy life encroaches upon reality. Hannah grows ever more estranged from her husband, as the marriage begins to disintegrate. “A flickering, multi-toned Israeli novel which grapples with time’s incursions, love’s deceptions, and the diminishment of desire” (Kirkus Reviews), My Michael is at once a haunting love story and a rich, reflective portrait of a place and time that “takes the reader into the fevered mind of a young woman” (The Guardian).

My Michael

Download or Read eBook My Michael PDF written by Amos Oz and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1992 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: Vintage

Total Pages: 314

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ISBN-10: UCSC:32106011664882

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One of Amos Oz's earliest and most famous novels, My Michael created a sensation upon its initial publication in 1968 and established Oz as a writer of international acclaim. Like all great books, it has an enduring power to surprise and mesmerize. Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael tells the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and Hannah's tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates. Gorgeously written and profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story and a rich, reflective portrait of place.

The Hill of Evil Counsel

Download or Read eBook The Hill of Evil Counsel PDF written by Amos Oz and published by HMH. This book was released on 1991-03-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Hill of Evil Counsel

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Publisher: HMH

Total Pages: 280

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ISBN-10: 9780547563886

ISBN-13: 0547563884

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Book Synopsis The Hill of Evil Counsel by : Amos Oz

Three stories of “sensuous prose and indelible imagery” that re-create the world of Jerusalem during the last days of the British Mandate (The New York Times). Refugees drawn to Jerusalem in search of safety are confronted by activists relentlessly preparing for an uprising, oblivious to the risks. Meanwhile, a wife abandons her husband, and a dying man longs for his departed lover. Among these characters lives a boy named Uri, a friend and confidant of several conspirators who love and humor him as he weaves in and out of all three stories. The Hill of Evil Counsel is “as complex, vivid, and uncompromising as Jerusalem itself” (The Nation). “Oz evokes Israeli life with the same sly precision with which Chekhov evoked pre-Revolutionary Russian life.” —Los Angeles Times

Candies from Heaven

Download or Read eBook Candies from Heaven PDF written by Gil Hovav and published by Green Bean Books. This book was released on 2023-01-30 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Candies from Heaven

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Publisher: Green Bean Books

Total Pages: 290

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ISBN-10: 9781784388867

ISBN-13: 1784388866

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Book Synopsis Candies from Heaven by : Gil Hovav

“Uncle Aron’s compliments, which hadn’t changed since the days of the Bible, didn’t sound so great. One time, he told my mother that she was ‘awesome like an army with flags.’ Another time, he informed her that ‘your nose is like the tower of Lebanon." Meet the village it took to raise Gil Hovav – colorful aunts and uncles hailing from one of the most respected lineages in the Jewish world (Hovav is the great-grandson of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the reviver of the Hebrew language). This book includes twenty-two funny and heart-warming stories awash with love and longing for the people who raised one skinny and cross-eyed Jerusalemite boy to love poor-man’s food, to love proper Hebrew and, most importantly, to love people. The nostalgic writing is dished up with more than twenty delicious family recipes with the seal of approval from Gil Hovav, the man who has played a major role in the remaking of Israeli cuisine and the transformation of Israel from a country of basic traditional foods into a “gourmet nation”. Readers get to chuckle at Hovav’s amusing recollections and salivate over his family recipes for sweet sour chorba tomato soup and his Aunt Levana’s eggplant and feta bourekas. If you’ve ever wondered how to make hilbeh or slow-cooked eggs (or if you’re simply itching to expand your culinary repertoire), this book is for you. As wholesome and warming as a homecooked meal, Candies from Heaven will appeal to anyone who treasures good food and relationships built on love. Dig in, dear readers, pleasure is served.

The Red Balcony

Download or Read eBook The Red Balcony PDF written by Jonathan Wilson and published by Schocken. This book was released on 2023-02-21 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Red Balcony

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Publisher: Schocken

Total Pages: 273

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ISBN-10: 9780805243703

ISBN-13: 0805243704

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Book Synopsis The Red Balcony by : Jonathan Wilson

Based on actual events, a gripping novel of sex, love, history and justice in the tinderbox of British Mandatory Palestine, by the acclaimed author of A Palestine Affair "The story of what is arguably Israel’s foundational murder trial—a tale of multiple identities and loyalties." —Joshua Cohen, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of The Netanyahus “Pleases on several levels: as an adventure tale, a star-crossed romance and a detailed period piece.” —The Wall Street Journal It’s 1933, and Ivor Castle, Oxford-educated and Jewish, arrives in Palestine to take up a position as assistant to the defense counsel in the trial of the two men accused of murdering Haim Arlosoroff, a leader of the Jewish community in Palestine whose efforts to get Jews out of Hitler’s Germany and into Palestine may have been controversial enough to get him killed. While preparing for the trial, Ivor, an innocent to the politics of the case, falls into bed and deeply in love with Tsiona, a free-spirited artist who happened to sketch the accused men in a Jerusalem café on the night of the murder and may be a key witness. As Ivor learns the hard way about the violence simmering just beneath the surface of British colonial rule, Jonathan Wilson dazzles with his mastery of the sun-drenched landscape and the subtleties of the warring agendas among the Jews, Arabs, and British. And as he travels between the crime scene in Tel Aviv and the mazelike streets of Jerusalem, between the mounting mysteries surrounding this notorious case and clandestine lovemaking in Tsiona’s studio, Ivor must discover where his heart lies: whether he cares more for the law or the truth, whether he is more an Englishman or a Jew, and where and with whom he truly belongs.

The Hill of Evil Counsel

Download or Read eBook The Hill of Evil Counsel PDF written by Amos Oz and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P. This book was released on 1978 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

Total Pages: 224

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ISBN-10: UCSC:32106001615019

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Book Synopsis The Hill of Evil Counsel by : Amos Oz

Three stories in which history and imaginative narrative intertwine to re-create the world of Jerusalem during the last days of the British Mandate. A book "as complex, vivid and uncompromising as Jerusalem itself" (The Nation). Translated by Nicholas de Lange in collaboration with the Author. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book