• Reclaiming Israel’s History

  • Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace
  • By: David Brog
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Middle East
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

There was a time when Israel could do no wrong in America's eyes. That time is long past, and justly so - no nation is absolutely perfect, particularly not one that is engaged in a conflict as long as the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the myth of the perfect Israel has been supplanted by a far more deleterious myth: the myth of the evil Israel. This new myth has so pervaded contemporary culture that the history of Israel - as well documented as it is - has been recast and retold to fit a false narrative of Israel as violent occupier.

©2017 David Brog (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Excellent summary of Israeli point if view

This is the best book I've read for anyone looking to understand the Israeli point of view of this ongoing conflict. If you are college student who is being bombarded with anti semitic Israel hatred by your professors and radical classmates, and want a book that will give you clear and to the point answers to counter, this is the book!

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Through History from One Side

Historical background provided. Seems a quality take for a generally pro-Israel POV. Would appreciate an anti-israel companion for comparison.

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an honest objective view of Israeli history

well thought out coherent history. a truly objective work that takes into account the actions of all sides involved and continuously sites documentation.

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Insightful journey into the conflicts and claims

Very thorough look back at the claims and conflicts surrounding Isreal over the past 100 years.

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Balanced, complete, and very enlightening.

This is about as comprehensive and as balanced a coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as you can hope to find. Granted, it is a topic that is almost impossible to discuss without, at least, a tiny measures e of bias. This author however maintained a high level of professional objectivity and fairness in mentioning the wrongs of both sides. However, in the end, the facts in this book should leave the worst critic of Israel either converted in his or her position or speechless. I can't see how any rational person can do otherwise after seeing the facts plainly and objectivity laid out in this very well written and detailed history. I noticed that the author, knowing the polarity of this issue, took extra pains to leave his opinion out of the discussion and let the reader follow the very plain path of logic pointing out where the blame lies for this crisis.
The narrator did an excellent job also.

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A great book! But learn to pronounce Safed!

This is a fantastic book.
With all the negative press Israel gets, especially from the West, this book lays out the facts and provides relevant comparisons to other ways similar situations were handled in the world.
Chuck full of facts to counter the Facebook warriors who think they know the entire story from a few memes!
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However, learn to pronounce Hebrew names correctly! This is not the first audiobook on Israel I have encountered this issue.
It is not Heb-ron, it is Hayb-rown
It is not Saf-fed, it is Tsfat, and often spelled this way!
It is not Ache-ker (Acre) but Akrah, or Akko
I learned this all the hard way visiting there now a couple times.

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Telling and informative

As non biased as a book can be regarding actual facts and frequently glossed over or conveniently forgot events.

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Well rounded history

There is so much anti-Israel sentiment in the media and in the world today, it is very difficult to get an accurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This narrative gives an open-eyed look at the modern history of Israel, from the Zionist movement of the 19th century to today.
Where Israel deserves criticism the author gives criticism. However, he gives a full accounting of the intransigence of the Arabs, now known as the Palestinians, to arrive at a peaceful solution, even a two-state solution. anyone seeking a full and accurate understanding of the dynamic at work between Israel and the Palestinians needs to read this book.

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Excellent

Well done - informative and clears up anti- Jewish myths😍 please love your neighbor as yourself and love God with all your heart

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A thorough and entertaining view of history from the Israeli perspective.

I found this book engaging and detailed and it touched on many historic topics vital to an understanding of the ongoing Israel Palestine conflict. It openly presents the Israeli point of view and thus I would recommend this to be one of multiple sources for anyone aspiring to understand the roots of the current issues. Reading was clear and included the right level of emotional emphasis and professionalism.