Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

14 CDs. 16:52 hrs. Books on Tape. 2015. ISBN 9781101923306. $50. digital download. MEMOIR
Oren (Power, Faith and Fantasy), former ambassador from Israel to the United States, here describes his experiences growing up in West Orange, NJ, and how meeting eventual Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin at age 15 greatly influenced his decision to move to Israel. This fascinating account is both personal and political. The author describes the anti-Semitic bullying he suffered in grade school as well as how he overcame his childhood physical and educational challenges. Listeners are privy to behind-the-scenes relationships and negotiations between the governments of the United States and Israel. Oren narrates his book with authority and passion.
VERDICT Highly recommended for the history and memoir collections of all libraries.
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