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Israel: An Introduction

by Barry Rubin

This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel--a definitive account of the nation's past, its often controversial present, and much more. Written by a leading historian of the Middle East,Israelis organized around six major themes: land and people, history, society, politics, economics, and culture. The only available volume to offer such a complete account, this book is written for general readers and students who may have little background knowledge of this nation or its rich culture. Based on research by scholars with extensive firsthand knowledge of Israel, this book offers accessible, clearly explained material, enhanced with a generous selection of images, maps, charts, tables, graphs, and sidebars. This book provides readers with a solid foundation of knowledge about Israel and provides useful reference lists by topic for those inspired to read further.

Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War

by Melvin Patrick Ely

Thomas Jefferson condemned slavery but denied that whites and liberated blacks could live together in harmony. Jefferson's young cousin Richard Randolph and ninety African Americans set out to prove the sage of Monticello wrong. When Randolph died in 1796, he left land for his formidable bondman Hercules White and for dozens of other slaves. Freed, they could build new lives there alongside white neighbors and other blacks who had gained their liberty earlier. Fittingly, the Randolph freedpeople called their promised land Israel Hill. These black Israelites and other free African Americans established farms, plied skilled trades, and navigated the Appomattox River in freight-carrying "batteaux. " Hercules White's son Sam and other free blacks bought and sold boats, land, and buildings, and they won the respect of whites. Melvin Patrick Ely captures a series of remarkable personal and public dramas: free black and white people do business with one another, sue each other, work side by side for equal wages, join forces to found a Baptist congregation, move West together, and occasionally settle down as man and wife. Even still-enslaved blacks who face charges of raping or killing whites sometimes find ardent white defenders. Yet slavery's long shadow darkens this landscape in unpredictable ways. After Nat Turner's slave revolt, county officials confiscate and auction off free blacks' weapons-and then vote to give the proceeds to the blacks themselves. One black Israelite marries an enslaved woman and watches, powerless, as a white master carries three of their children off to Missouri; a free black miller has to bid for his own wife at a public auction. Proslavery hawks falsely depict Israel Hill to the nation as a degenerate place whose supposed failure proves blacks are unfit for freedom. The Confederate Army compels free black men to build fortifications far from home, until Lee finally surrenders to Grant a few miles from Israel Hill. Ely tells a moving story of hope and hardship, of black pride and achievement. He shows us an Old South we hardly know, where ties of culture, faith, affection, and economic interest crossed racial barriers-a society in which, ironically, many whites felt secure enough to deal fairly and even cordially with free African Americans partly because slavery still held most blacks firmly in its grip.

Israel/Palestine (3rd Edition)

by Alan Dowty

In this timely update of the 2008 and 2005 editions, Dowty (emeritus, political science, U. of Notre Dame) provides a balanced lens on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict from each side's historical and contemporary perspectives. He concludes that subjective causes have overtaken territorial claims as obstacles to peaceful resolution. The work includes maps of shifting borders, a chronology, further reading, and supporting tables and figures. Distributed by Wiley. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Israel: Years of Challenge

by David Ben-Gurion

The history of the Jewish homeland by the personification of Israel's robust and resolute spirit.

Israeli F-15 Eagle Units in Combat

by Shlomo Aloni Chris Davey

Diplomacy, politics and national trauma has dominated the frontline career of the Israeli F-15 to date. In the wake of the losses suffered in the October 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli government opted for technology in an effort to reassure a traumatised population that they would never suffer a surprise attack from the air again. Despite Israel Defense Force Air Force (IDF/AF) interceptors having performed extremely successfully during the Yom Kippur War, they did not achieve the kind of results that allowed Israel to achieve future deterrence. The nation was not only looking for weapons that would win a war, but that would also prevent it in the first place. Post-Yom Kippur diplomacy enabled Israel to purchase the F-15 Eagle, which was then the world's best air-to-air fighter. For the first time in its history the IDF/AF could operate a fighter that was a full generation ahead of all opposing interceptors in the region. The first 'Kill' F-15 Baz (Buzzard) arrived in Israel in December 1976, and three years later it got the chance to prove its worth in combat. Israeli Baz pilots were credited with 12.5 kills between 1979 and 1981, with 33 victories following during the June 1982 Lebanon War. A further 4.5 kills followed in post-Lebanon War skirmishes. Despite all of this combat, no Israeli F-15 has ever been lost to enemy action. Once the jet secured air superiority and deterrence had been achieved along the Israeli borders, the IDF/AF went on to explore the Baz's long-range attributes and as air-to-ground capability. As an example of the former, Israeli F-15s escorted F-16 strike aircraft all the way to Iraq's nuclear reactor in June 1981, and in its bomber role, the type flew the IDF/AF's longest ever attack mission in October 1985 when it bombed the PLO headquarters in Tunis. Diplomacy prevailed again in the 1990s when the US government agreed to supply the IDF/AF with the F-15I Ra'am (Thunder) to fulfill the long-range surface-to-surface missile (SSM) mission post-Desert Storm. These aircraft also acted as a counter-balance to the sale of the F-15S to Saudi Arabia. A follow-on to the F-15I purchase was the development of the Improved Baz Avionics Upgrade Program, which saw the integration of many of the F-15I features into the older F-15A/B/C/D. From A to I, the extremely capable, and combat-tested, Israeli F-15 force will continue to deter potential enemies well into the foreseeable future.

The Israeli Peace Movement: A Shattered Dream

by Tamar S. Hermann

This books deals with the predicament of the Israeli peace movement, which, paradoxically, following the launching of the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, experienced a prolonged, fatal decline in membership, activity, political significance, and media visibility. After presenting the regional and national background to the launching of the peace process and a short history of Israeli peace activism, the book focuses on external and internal processes and interactions experienced by the peace movement, after some basic postulates of its agenda were actually, although never explicitly, embraced by the Rabin government. The analysis brings together insights from social movement theory and theories on public opinion and foreign and security policymaking. The book's conclusion is that, despite its organizational decline and the zero credit given to it by the policymakers, in retrospect it appears that the movement contributed significantly to the integration of new ideas for possible solutions to the Middle East conflict in the Israeli mainstream political discourse.

The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism

by Ami Pedahzur

While Mossad is known as one of the world's most successfulterrorist-fighting organizations, the state of Israel has, more than once and onmany levels, risked the lives of its agents and soldiers through unwiseintelligence-based intervention. The elimination of Palestinian leaders andmilitants has not decreased the incidence of Palestinian terrorism, for example. Infact, these incidents have become more lethal than ever, and ample evidence suggeststhat the actions of Israeli intelligence have fueled terrorist activities across theglobe. An expert on terror and political extremism, Ami Pedahzurargues that Israel's strict reliance on the elite units of the intelligencecommunity is fundamentally flawed. A unique synthesis of memoir, academic research,and information gathered from print and online sources, Pedahzur's complex studyexplores this issue through Israel's past encounters with terrorists, specificallyhostage rescue missions, the first and second wars in Lebanon, the challenges of theWest Bank and Gaza, Palestinian terrorist groups, and Hezbollah. He brings a raretransparency to Israel's counterterrorist activities, highlighting their successesand failures and the factors that have contributed to these results. From thefoundations of this analysis, Pedahzur ultimately builds a strategy for futureconfrontation that will be relevant not only to Israel but also to other countriesthat have adopted Israel's intelligence-based model.

Israel’s Palestinians

by Dov Waxman Ilan Peleg

Arguing that a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict depends on a resolution of the Jewish-Palestinian conflict within Israel as much as it does on resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, this timely book explores the causes and consequences of the growing conflict between Israel's Jewish majority and its Palestinian-Arab minority. It warns that if Jewish-Arab relations in Israel continue to deteriorate, this will pose a serious threat to the stability of Israel, to the quality of Israeli democracy and to the potential for peace in the Middle East. The book examines the views and attitudes of both the Palestinian minority and the Jewish majority, as well as the Israeli state's historic approach to its Arab citizens. Drawing upon the experience of other states with national minorities, the authors put forward specific proposals for safeguarding and enhancing the rights of the Palestinian minority while maintaining the country's Jewish identity.

Israel's Security Networks

by Gabriel Sheffer Oren Barak

Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, and particularly after the Israeli-Arab War of 1967, a highly informal but simultaneously potent security network has influenced Israel's domestic sphere. Composed of acting and former security personnel and their partners in the state's various civilian spheres, this security network has affected Israeli culture, politics, society, economy, public discourse and foreign relations. This book discusses this major sociopolitical phenomenon and its effects in a comparative and theoretical perspective. First, it defines Israel's security network in a broad theoretical and comparative perspective. Second, it explains how Israel's security network emerged and acquired a hegemonic position in the area of national security and foreign policy. Third, it describes the security network and identifies its members. Fourth, it discusses and explains the multitude of roles that Israel's security network has come to play both domestically and externally. Fifth, it discusses similar phenomena in other relevant cases. Finally, it presents general analytical and theoretical conclusions.

Issola (Vlad Taltos #9)

by Steven Brust

Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan?

The Issue At Hand

by William Atheling Jr.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, hiding under a cloak of anonymity, the most penetrating critic of the field of magazine science fiction was known as "William Atheling, Jr." It soon became a challenge to guess his real identity. And that was no easy game, for Atheling's dissection did not spare even his other ego, the noted science-fiction writer James Blish. Having shed his protective covering, Mr. Blish has assembled many of the Atheling papers and edited them into the present book. It covers principally the science-fiction magazines from 1952 to 1963, and is virtually a text for would-be writers of science fiction. Nor is its value limited to that genre; the rules of good writing are universal, and Atheling's critiques are not restricted to the peculiarities and special interests of science fiction. The essays take the aspiring authors and editors--the Heinleins and Campbells of tomorrow--by the hand and lead them painstakingly through the dense forests of "said-bookism," the treacherous moors of "repetitive phrasing," and other forbidden territories. And even an old hand or three will find cause to wonder and reflect, and perhaps even to re-evaluate professional skills too long taken for granted. No subject is too sacred or taboo for Atheling's shredding typewriter; from sex to God, from religion to satirical poetry. No author, however fragile, is spared the bloody mark of his relentless lash; from Anderson to Heinlein to Zirul... and all stops in between. No editor or publisher, from Campbell to Columbia, is spared his--or its--due share of any responsibility. But most important, The Issue at Hand is not just --or even primarily--a textbook for students of writing. It is a vastly entertaining collection in its own right, affording many hours of pleasant and informative reading and re-reading, urging the reader ahead with the wry comments, unexpected humor, and undeviating attention to standards that were the hallmarks of William Atheling, Jr.

Issue of Trust

by Lorie O'Clare

Joanna Hopkins worked as a spy for the covert agency, Alpha Corp, for most of her adult life. Leaving the agency is a guaranteed death sentence, but the night her mission turned sour, she made a break, claiming her freedom and running from everything she'd ever known--including the man she loves. Jonathan Estevez still claims her dreams, even six years later. She has a son now--his son--and needs to find a sanctuary for them. Tired of running from agents who continually track her, she undergoes plastic surgery and decides it's time to settle down. The small town of Valley View, buried deep in the Rockies, seems the perfect place for a new start. Things aren't always as they appear. And the incredibly sexy man who immediately takes a strong interest in her bears an uncanny resemblance to Jonathan. Physically he's different, but Joanna can't explain how he's able to make her respond to him so easily. Even when she fights it, this dark stranger is able to ignite a fire she swore burned for only one man. But if this man is Jonathan, she and her son are in trouble--big trouble.

Issues And Ethics In The Helping Professions

by Gerald Corey Marianne Schneider Corey Patrick Callanan

Aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students in the helping professions, this textbook addresses various ethical, legal, and professional issues they will encounter in their future careers. Each chapter begins with a self-inventory, and open-ended cases and situations are presented throughout to stimulate thought and discussion. Topics include (for example) the management of boundaries; the incorporation of spiritual and religious values; and the fulfillment of record keeping responsibilities.

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (with InfoTrac)

by Gerald Corey Marianne Schneider Corey Patrick Callanan

Up-to-date and challenging, this best-selling text is a practical manual that helps future and current professionals deal with ethical issues that they will confront at the various stages in their development. The authors provide readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. They raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and provide readers with many opportunities to refine their own thinking and to actively develop their own position. The authors explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?

Issues, Evidence and You Student Book

by Sepup Lawrence Hall of Science

Issues, Evidence and You (IEY) uses several kinds of activities to teach science. For example, you will design and conduct an experiment to determine the amount of acid in simulated industrial waste water. You will investigate the chemical and physical properties of plastics and other common materials. And you will apply what you have learned about energy and materials to design an energy-efficient car.

Issues in Aging and Vision: A Curriculum for University Programs and In-service Training

by Alberta L. Orr

The demographics and psychosocial aspects of aging and vision loss, community-based services for blind older persons, improving access to vision rehabilitation.

Issues in American Advertising: Media, Society, and a Changing World

by Tom Reichert

Essays on issues in American advertising.

Issues in Education Research: Problems and Possibilities

by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann Lee S. Shulman

This comprehensive volume provides and overview of the tensions, dilemmas,issues and possibilities that currently characterize education research.

Istanbul

by Orhan Pamuk

A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or hüzün- that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire.With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters-both Turkish and foreign-who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce's Dublin and Borges' Buenos Aires, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Istanbul: The Collected Traveler

by Barrie Kerper

This unique guide features seductive, colorful, and in-depth articles that illuminate the dazzling treasures of Istanbul, from the Grand Bazaar to the Sultans' palaces, the delights of Turkish cuisine, and the people and personalities that define it today.

Istanbul: Memories and the City

by Orhan Pamuk Maureen Freely

The author reflects on his childhood in Istanbul.

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