Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth

Written by:
Noa Tishby
Narrated by:
Noa Tishby

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
45
Narrator
11
Release Date
April 2021
Duration
9 hours 39 minutes
Summary
AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: INCLUDES THE SONG “ELATION STATION” BY INFECTED MUSHROOM!

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A “fascinating and very moving” (Aaron Sorkin, award-winning screenwriter of The West Wing and The Social Network) chronological timeline spanning from Biblical times to today that explores one of the most interesting countries in the world—Israel.

Israel. The small strip of arid land is 5,700 miles away but remains a hot-button issue and a thorny topic of debate. But while everyone seems to have a strong opinion about Israel, how many people actually know the facts?

Here to fill in the information gap is Israeli American Noa Tishby. But “this is not your Bubbie’s history book” (Bill Maher, host of Real Time with Bill Maher). Instead, offering a fresh, 360-degree view, Tishby brings her “passion, humor, and deep intimacy” (Yossi Klein Halevi, New York Times bestselling author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor) to the subject, creating an accessible and dynamic portrait of a tiny country of outsized relevance. Through bite-sized chunks of history and deeply personal stories, Tishby chronicles her homeland’s evolution, beginning in Biblical times and moving forward to cover everything from WWI to Israel’s creation to the disputes dividing the country today. Tackling popular misconceptions with an abundance of facts, Tishby provides critical context around headline-generating controversies and offers a clear, intimate account of the richly cultured country of Israel.
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Nadine D.

Everyone needs to read chapter 10!!!!'

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Neta H.

Great book

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Sherdella

Very informative and entertaining at the same time. The author has done a great deal of research and draws from her own life and family history to enlighten the reader on a country that is small but significant. The information was a bit overwhelming but well presented and though I remain confused I learned a great deal.

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Anonymous

Very good read for anyone who wants to start learning about Israel's history and current situation! I learned so much and was never bored :)

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Anonymous

I laughed, I cried! The narration was light and funny for such an enormous and heavy topic. A beautiful depiction of long miss understood country and it’s beautiful history. Thank you Noa.

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Yanic R.

an important listen for anyone. Young Jews living in north america, like myself in particular, who get confronted with anti-Zionist/anti-Israel rhetoric

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Laureen L.

Outstanding factual statement of the challenges of peace between Arabs and Israel. And, a great historical understanding of the region variously called Israel, Levant, the Promised Land, and Palestine.

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Anonymous

The writer did an excellent job describing Israel as is based on true facts.

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