Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who by Yossi Klein Halevi

By Yossi Klein Halevi

Winner of the Everett family members Jewish e-book of the 12 months Award (a nationwide Jewish e-book Award) and the RUSA Sophie Brody Medal.

In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the tales of a gaggle of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the heritage of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day warfare to the present.

Following the lives of 7 younger contributors from the fifty fifth Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit answerable for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi finds how this band of brothers performed pivotal roles in shaping Israel’s future lengthy after their historical victory. whereas they labored jointly to reunite their state in 1967, those males harbored tremendously assorted visions for Israel’s future.

One emerges on the vanguard of the non secular cost stream, whereas one other is instrumental within the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One turns into a driver within the development of Israel’s capitalist economic system, whereas one other ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a number one peace activist, whereas one other is helping create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus.

Featuring an 8 pages of black-and-white photographs and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth examine those assorted males and the conflicting ideals that experience helped to outline smooth Israel and the center East.

Reviews:

“Powerful…. a textured, fantastically written narrative…. there's a lot to appreciate during this publication, specially Mr. Halevi’s ability at getting contained in the hearts and minds of those seven men.” (Ethan Bronner, long island Times)

“Mr. Halevi’s masterly e-book brings us into [the]…debate and the lives of these who dwell it, no longer via fiction yet via a actual account illuminated by way of his personal intelligence and empathy.” (Elliott Abrams, Wall highway Journal)

“Brilliant.” (David Laskin, united states Today)

“Like Dreamers is a giant booklet, maybe the massive ebook on Israel now we have been ready for…. [It] is a notable feat of reporting, exciting, painful, and brilliantly mentioned, and an unprecedented portrait of Israel’s final 5 decades.” (Don Futterman, day-by-day Beast)

“A very good e-book, one of many or 3 best books approximately Israel i've got ever read…. not anything explains extra eloquently why Israel, greater than such a lot the other state, lives or dies in keeping with the ability and justice of its animating ideas.” (Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg News)

“Yossi Klein Halevi has written the Israeli epic.” (Michael Oren, best-selling writer of Six Days of struggle and Israeli Ambassador to Washington)

“Like Dreamers is kind of easily the simplest publication approximately smooth Israel i've got ever read.” (Jonathan Rosen, writer of pleasure is available in the Morning.)

“Yossi Klein Halevi has lengthy been the main incisive and eloquent journalist writing from Israel for an American viewers. this is often his masterpiece. ” (Samuel G. Freedman, writer of Jew vs. Jew)

“Like Dreamers is immediately magisterial and mesmerizing, saw with the pointy eye of a grasp journalist, the endurance of a major historian and the fashion of a great storyteller.” (Zev Chafets, writer of Roger Ailes: Off Camera)

“A attention-grabbing research of contemporary Israel.” (New York Post)

“Halevi’s booklet is achieved with mind's eye, narrative force, and, notably, deep empathy for a large choice of Israelis, and the result's a must-read for somebody with an curiosity in modern Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“[Halevi] tracks the…lives of 7 of the Brigade fifty five members.… [He] succeeds in his broader objective of linking those males and their households to Israel’s heritage up to now 5 a long time. this can be a superbly written and occasionally heartbreaking account of those males, their households, and their nation.” (Booklist (starred review))

“An crafty, affecting combination of background, biography, political technology, and faith and a demonstration of ways small lighting can light up a wide landscape.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Like Dreamers is an eye-opening, superbly written account, instructed during the lives of 7 iconic Israeli paratroopers, of the shaping of the country we are living in.” (Times of Israel)

“Brilliant…. it is going to make an awesome motion picture, or perhaps a new ebook within the Bible…” (Jewish Week)

“As a piece of political, cultural, and non secular background, Like Dreamers is a triumph.” (Jewish Voice)

“With compassion and ethical mind's eye, Mr. Halevi is helping us see why both sides got here to the conclusions that it did. within the technique, he provides us an unforgettable style of what he calls ‘the agonizing complexity of Israel’s dilemmas’.” (NY1, video review)

“Like Dreamers is a sweeping work… a wealthy and intricate narrative…. And it reads like a novel.” (Tower magazine)

“Yossi Klein Halevi’s awesome account of Israel’s left-right divide is a spellbinding tale of people’s evolving perspectives and of conquest’s combined blessings.” (American Jewish global News)

“In his new, magisterial e-book approximately Israel, Like Dreamers…Yossi Klein Halevi has… captured the complexity of Israel in human terms.” (New Jersey Jewish information)

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Alors, toujours ‘estrangée’ dans son désir latent d’avoir le phallus ou de l’être (désir qui la soutient pourtant dans son être de sujet), la femme se détourne de l’assomption désirante et phallique, la femme renonce à sa bisexualité psychique et se complaît dans une sensorialité doloriste, qui est l’onde 26 KRISTEVA porteuse de la dépressivité hystérique avant que celle-ci ne bascule dans la mélancolie. A l’inverse, l’indifférence hystérique peut trahir une option pour le phallus seul mais érigé en Surmoi, dégoûté du plaisir clitoridien et privé de toute réminiscence éventuelle du lien à la mère préœdipienne.

S’il est vrai donc que l’enfant incarne la dernière révolte phallique dans l’Œdipe bis, donc interminable, de la femme (‘Je veux un pénis=présence réelle’), c’est dire qu’elle y retrouve ainsi une autre variante de sa bisexualité. Pourquoi? Parce que l’enfant est son pénis—elle ne renonce pas à la masculinité. Mais en même temps, et toujours par l’enfant, elle accède à la qualité d’être l’autre de l’homme, c’est-à-dire une femme qui a donné son enfant, s’en est vidée, s’en est séparée. Pourtant, ce n’est pas comme un déséquilibre de l’identité, encore moins comme une structure ouverte, qu’est le plus souvent perçue ou vécue la maternité, mais comme une complétude à laquelle conviendrait mieux le terme d’‘androgyne’ que celui de ‘bisexualité’.

Consisting of a veritable vortex of adherence and non-adherence to the phallus (the the signifier, to desire), female bisexuality—were this indeed to exist—would be no less, and no more, than an experience of meaning and its gestation, of language and its erosion, of being and its concealment. But in other words, I have just named what is truly at stake in the…aesthetic…experience, our contemporary and lucid version of the sacred. In this way, I would like to suggest one way of considering why it is the bisexuality of the Gomorrhean Albertine that Proust, in his search for things past, situates as the focal point of the narrator’s phantasms.

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