Author David Brog untangles the facts from the myths to reveal the truth about the Arab-Israeli conflict. In Reclaiming Israel’s History you’ll learn how the Jewish people have maintained a continual presence in the Land of Israel for over 3,000 years—despite centuries of Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim persecution; how the Romans invented the word “Palestine” as a way to sever the connection between the Jewish people and their land (and how subsequent conquerors doubled down on this strategy); how modern Jewish immigration to Palestine did not displace Arabs but instead sparked an Arab population boom; and the largely untold story of how the leader of Palestine’s Arabs collaborated with the Nazis to murder Jews in Europe before they could reach their ancestral homeland. You’ll also learn why most of Palestine’s Arabs never identified themselves as “Palestinians” until after the 1967 War; the extraordinary lengths to which Israel’s military goes to protect Palestinian civilians (and the high price Israel’s soldiers pay for this morality), and how the Palestinians have on separate occasions rejected Israel’s offers of a Palestinian state in virtually all of the West Bank and Gaza.
No history is so disputed as the history of Israel. Some see Israel’s creation as a dramatic act of justice for the Jewish people. Others insist that it was a crime against Palestine’s Arabs.
Brog frankly admits to Israel’s “sins both large and small,” but notes that in any fair-minded analysis these have been far out- weighed by Israel’s commitment to Western values, including freedom, democracy, and human rights. Honest, provocative, and timely, especially given rising anti-Semitism and the aggressive delegitimization of Israel, David Brog’s Reclaiming Israel’s History is the book for every reader who wants to understand what is really happening in the Middle East.
Brog is the founding executive director and serves on the board of directors of CUFI (Christians United For Israel). Before CUFI, Brog worked in the United States Senate for seven years, rising to chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter and staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also worked as an executive at America Online and practiced corporate law in Tel Aviv, Israel and Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his new book “Reclaiming Israel’s History”, Brog is the author of “Standing with Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State” (2006) and “In Defense of Faith: the Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity”(2010). In 2007, the Forward newspaper listed Brog in its “Forward 50” most influential Jews in America. Brog is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. To learn more about David Brog and CUFI, visit www.cufi.org.
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