Like Dreamers (Compact Disc)

The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation

By Yossi Klein Halevi, Mel Foster (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452648750

Publication Date: December 23, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/22/2013)
Paperback (11/4/2014)
Hardcover (10/1/2013)
Compact Disc (12/23/2013)
MP3 CD (12/23/2013)

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Description

In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present. Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit responsible for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi reveals how this band of brothers played pivotal roles in shaping Israel's destiny long after their historic victory. While they worked together to reunite their country in 1967, these men harbored drastically different visions for Israel's future. One emerges at the forefront of the religious settlement movement, while another is instrumental in the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One becomes a driving force in the growth of Israel's capitalist economy, while another ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a leading peace activist, while another helps create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus. Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.


About the Author

Yossi Klein Halevi is the author of "At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden" and "Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist." A frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading newspapers and magazines, he is a contributing editor to the "New Republic" and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" by Charles Bracelen Flood and "Finding God in Unexpected Places" by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title.