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#Of Discussion As These Themes #discussion as these themes be Horovitz could have saved himself 30 50 pages by presenting them in a concise way In some of the most interesting chapters Horovitz presents interviews with relatives whose points of view greatly differ rom his own He deserves credit Three Times the Love for extensively uoting them in these chaptersThis book was written around the year 2000 before the second Intifada and it s interesting to read it knowing that Sharon and Netanyahu again took office during theollowing decade Were Horovitz to have written with that The Drowning Man foresight we might not have seen the dovish optimistic attitude that he conveys in this book This has been on my to read listor years and with the recent bombing I decided it was inally time to read
It There Was A Lot Of PoliticsThere was a lot of politics which is why I gave it only a three but I stuck with it and learned a lot I d definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Israel though at this point it s dated and now I m interested in something recen. Ice; and the constant ear of violent attack
fundamentalist extremists The book GREAT INVESTMENT, THE fact opens hauntingly with a description of the aftermath of a bombing just outside a Jerusalem restaurant the very place where Horovitz had eaten lunch the day beforeAs Americans wrestle with theireelings toward Israel and as Israel struggles with the uestion of whether a Jewish state and the principles of democracy are truly compatible Horovitz illuminates the myriad uotidian experiences both good and bad that define the country at this volatile timeHere is the moving mordantly unny and uncompromising account of one Israeli's life From the Hardcover editio. The 1980s and 1990s Ok maybe it was this book about life in Isreal I d like to give this book three and a half stars but I m rounding up because it compelled me enough to continue reading all the way through A Little Too Close to God gives an interesting view of what it s like to raise a amily in modern IsraelBy Fundamentalist Extremists The Book
shopping to going to school to driving across town participating in the political process Granted Horovitz is not your ordinary Israeli He s a journalist who travels all over has a press pass and is a left of center Reform Jew who The Lively Art of Writing favors ceding landor peace Just imagine your typical New York Times editorial writer penning a book about what it s like to live in America and here you have the Israeli euivalentI dock Horovitz a star and a half or interjecting a running political commentary that is often repetitive He goes out of his way nearly every chapter to point out his sadness at Rabin s assassination his consternation that Netanyahu was ever allowedFrom Shopping To Going To School To Driving Across Town
to lead the country and his annoyance at Orth. Tion agoThelead the country and his annoyance at Orth. Tion agoThe that Horovitz describes is at once supremely satisfying and unremittingly harsh It is a land of beauty and spirit where the Jewish nation has undergone remarkable renewal and a vibrant society is constantly being reshaped But Horovitz also describes how the unrelenting tension has produced a people that smokes too much drives too ast and ar too much of its time arguing with itselfHe makes clear the lasting effects of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination; the incursions by the ultra Orthodox into the domain of daily life; the anxieties that beset parents as their children approach the age of mandatory military serv. ,
I was disappointed by this book The irst 25% was good and
as advertised what it is like to live in Israel But afteradvertised What It Is Like it is like live in Israel But after is it nothing but politics Yes I know that politics is integral to life in Israel but I didn t expect 200 pages of it I abandoned it 65% of the way through when it was clear that it would be all politics all the time Too bad David Horowitz ormerly a journalist with the Jerusalem Post describes the irsthand experience of living in modern Jerusalem under the daily threat of terrorism He a Brit and his wife an American made the commitment to emigrate to Israel and there to raise their two children As years and ailed peace processes pass they continue to evaluate their decision and belief in a viable uture Very progressive in outlook this is also an painful observation of the effect of occupation and disenfranchisement on Israeli arabs I read this book and then I bought a copy His subseuent book Still Life with Bombers is also very good and The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness focuses on analysis ofailed peace initiatives through. When David Horovitz emigrated The Leadership Gap from England to Israel in 1983 it was theulfillment of a dream But today a husband and a Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) father he is torn between hope and despair between the desire to make a difference andear Serenity Role Playing Game for hisamily's safety between staying and going In this candid and powerful book Horovitz confronts the heart wrenching uestion of whether to continue raising his three children amid the uncertainty and danger that is Israeli daily life In answering that uestion he provides us with an often surprising myth shattering and shockingly immediate view of a country perpetually at a crossroads yet undamentally different than it was a genera.