Haim Sabato offers another rich historical novel in From the Four Winds, an evocative, rendering of his childhood experiences in an immigrant transit camp in 1950s Israel.
The young Haim is disturbed by the suppressed memories of the adults living in the immigrant community, until Farkash, a mysterious, unforgettable character takes Haim under his wing and reveals a sorrowful story that will affect Haim for the rest of his life.
Israel Defense Force Brigadier General Gal Hirsch has taken part in all of Israel’s military confrontations since 1982, leaving a unique signature on a wide scope of strategic thinking owing to his deep understanding of operational art and military planning.
In 2009, Hirsch’s autobiographical book in Hebrew, War Story, Love Story, was published and instantly appeared on the Israeli bestseller list where it stayed for many months. The description of his own personal journey offers deep, open-minded, and critical insights into the most significant milestones in Israel’s defense in the past 30 years, in which he played a key role.
This new revised and reconceived English edition of the book offers international readers a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, contextual description of Israeli national defense developments, serving as a valuable tool for understanding contemporary security challenges in the Middle East.
The book has been praised as a lesson in leadership, bravery, and endurance. It is a remarkable testimony to the bond between the Jewish people and its Bible and land.
In 1917, when the British government declared that it "favored the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people, " it provoked an exodus to the nation of Israel - an exodus that has proven unstoppable.
Dawn of the Promised Land chronicles the ensuing years - stretching into decades - when hundreds of thousands of Jews streamed into the promised land.
Both intellectuals and illiterates, Easterners and Europeans, these pilgrims left behind friends, families, and established lives.
Representing every class and nationality, they were at heart united by their idealism and, as the Second World War loomed closer, by the belief that their efforts alone would liberate Jews from the horror of Nazi persecution.
Including the personal experiences of some of Israel's greatest figures - among them Shimon Peres, David Ben-Gurion, and Yitzhak Rabin - Dawn of the Promised Land weaves the voices of pioneers together with historic details of Israel under British rule, the eventual capitulation of the royal crown, and the drafting of the constitution.