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Israel: An introduction11 January 2012


Five Minutes for Israel doesn’t usually do recommendations but knowing the GLORIA Center and without yet reading a word I can definitely say that this will be something that every one serious about the Israel/Palestine/Arab/Muslim/Super Power conflict will want on their shelves or on their hard drive or e-book reader, or whatever. I was going to say every Israel advocate but I confidently predict that if you are not one now you will be (or too nutty to be reached).  Knowing Professor Rubin, this will be a good read.

(Herzliya, Israel) – Israel: An Introduction, a project by the Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA), of the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya, and published by Yale University Press will be in stores on January 24th, 2012.

“What’s unique about Israel: An Introduction,” said Professor Barry Rubin, the book’s editor and one of its authors, “is that it is the first book to provide a comprehensive picture of modern Israel including land and people, geography, society, economy, and culture, as well as its history and politics.

“This book is a milestone that, for the first time in the short history of the study of modern Israel, will act as a guide for readers to learn about the Jewish state. It is good for use in courses or for the general reader and also as a textbook for high school and college level courses.”

Edited by Barry Rubin, Director of the GLORIA Center, Editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal and a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organized around six major themes: Land and people, history, society, politics, economics, and culture. Finally, Israel: An Introduction provides useful reference lists by topic for those who may be inspired to read further.

The book is a significant contribution to Israel Studies at large. Its official publication date is January 24, 2012. Israel is already being pre-sold and promoted to hundreds of institutions in Israel, the United States, and worldwide.

GLORIA has launched a campaign to encourage the book’s use for Israel education by the Israeli government, Jewish community organizations, Jewish and Israel studies programs at major universities, and the general public.

It is available in paperback and in digital e-book format on AmazonBarnes and Noble and the iTunes bookstore.

The GLORIA Center is open to receiving potential ideas for involvement or support from readers like you. If people are interested in purchasing copies of the book, writing a review, scheduling an interview with the editor or author(s), or have other general inquiries please contact Adam Briscoe or Gregg Roman.

The GLORIA Center invites people to inquire about inspection copies (for classes) and bulk orders.

Readers can pre-order the publication on Amazon.
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Gregg Roman
Director of Development

Adam Briscoe

The GLORIA Center is a research institute focusing on international affairs, combining traditional high-standards of scholarship, timely analysis, and new technology to produce the most accurate possible view of issues and events.



About David Guy

B.A./B.C.A. (Communication and Media Arts) University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA M.A. in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL Twitter @5MFI
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