Why They Fight: The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict - (MP3 Download)
There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about
the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael
Medved recounts 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 the
establishment of various Middle East states, including the State of
Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarify a dark and
confusing segment of world history.
Total Run Time: 2hr, 34min
Available on two CDs or audio download
Thumbs up on: Why They Fight
Posted by Ronald Kemple on 11th Feb 2016
Very interesting and relevant, full of information both old and new to me about the Israeli Arab conflict, and relating the Palestinian refugees to the Tories who had to flee the United States after our Revolutionary War with Britain was spot on.
This Clears Up Many Misconceptions about the Middle East
Posted by John on 4th Jan 2016
Very informative and lots of material I never knew about. Should have bought it a long time ago.
The History Behind Current Events
Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2015
Michael Medved is a balanced and engaging historian. I wish this presentation was an automatic requirement for all Middle Eastern study programs!
Posted by Jamie on 16th Feb 2015
This had always been a subject of interest for me and I leaned a lot through this program! It really cuts through a lot of untruths that we typically hear about the conflict. I actually listened to it twice over the weekend.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2014
Shines a light on the true sources of today's conflict. Not what is covered in the media and not what I expected. An excellent context for understanding the Arab/Israeli conflict.
Posted by Larry Uelk on 9th Aug 2014
I really enjoyed listening to the 2+ hours of the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict. One of the reasons I listen to Michael is his depth of knowledge of history and the interesting details he incorporates making his responses so interesting. I would suggest updating the reference to Bin Laden. It dates the program. I also enjoyed listening to the callers when they responded to the program.
The fact about Israel
Posted by Steve Bliss on 20th Sep 2013
This is the best 2:30 minutes of the history of Israel on the market. Forget everything you will hear or have heard about the conflict in Israel and just listen to Medveds clear, to the point history of the state of Israel. It is so enlightening it will change your view of the middle east. It is worth listening to several times!
Thank you Mr. Medved!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2013
Well presented, well researched, and greatly needed.
Informative and Timely
Posted by Carol Cooley on 23rd Jul 2013
This program is of the highest quality. It begins with history and quickly connects past with present day events. The material content is a fine example of the teaching of Michael Medved, exemplified in all his educational lectures. Excellent!!