There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael Medved recounts much of the history of the small area of land which is modern Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire. Jews, Arabs and Christians have lived there for centuries. But, bloody conflict between these neighbors erupted after events following World War I, and establishment of various Middle East states including the State of Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarifiy a dark and confusing segment of world history.
Total Run Time: 2hr, 34min
Available on two CDs or audio download
Posted by Rebecca Levitsky on 9th Dec 2014
I very much enjoyed the CD set I ordered. I would love to hear one dated from 2000-2014 which covers current events.
I also enjoyed the interview with the Muslim spokesperson. It is too bad that moderates are not allowed to speak in their own societies.
Thank you for the balanced and fair assessment you always give to your subject matter.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2014
This is a companion program for FIVE MIDDLE EASTERN WARS. Michael's delivery is excellent. If you enjoy listening to his radio programs. You will also enjoy this, since It is after all, taken from his broadcast I am an auditory learner so his clear and direct presentation is a delight to listen to. I look forward to sharing this with my children and grandchildren. Thank you, Michael. You are a great showman, and an excellent historian.
Posted by Ejvind R Hansen on 24th Mar 2014
The CD set provided some additional detail to that of a book, The Case for Israel, by Alan Dershowitz. They both pointed out that the Jews bought land from absentee landlords for the most part and that what became Israel proper was mainly unoccupied and that the commerce of the Jews caused the Arabs to move in large numbers to the area.
What is missing from both is how the Christian residents present at the war of 1948 reacted to that war. Did they also run away and choose to not return?
Posted by Rick LoPresti on 17th Dec 2013
"The truth shall make you free." As long as the truth is the victim in this conflict, it will never be resolved. These CDs present the historical facts, not the hysterical hyperbole we are used to hearing.
Posted by Brian Fox on 10th Jun 2013
So much information is included in this presentation - my wife and I are taking a road trip in several weeks. During the road trip we will listen to the CD at least several more times to glean more wisdom from the contents.
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