Americans in the Holy Land, 1st Edition

  • Gil Zohar
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 1612286909
  • ISBN-13: 9781612286907
  • DDC: 305.813
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This series gives young readers from other parts of the world insight into various aspects of life in Israel today. Written and crafted by three authors currently living in Jerusalem, this series is the first of its kind to bring such insight to children. This volume tells the story of brave Americans who lived in and influenced the new state of Israel. This book tells about American explorers and archaeologists, colonists, visionaries, politicians, philanthropists, soldiers, spies, scholars and athletes all of whom played (or are still playing) a major role in Israel and Palestine. We'll also meet some of the estimated 350,000 people who hold dual American and Israeli citizenship.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
1: Explorers and Archaeologists.
2: American Schools in Israel and the Middle East.
3: America's Lost Colonies in the Holy Land.
4: Jerusalem's American Colony.
5: Visionaries and Crazy People.
6: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.
7: Philanthropists Who Shaped Israel.
8: Henrietta Szold—Founder of the Hadassah Women's Organization.
9: Politicians and Spies.
10: Jonathan Pollard—The Spy Who Embarrassed Two Countries.
11: Soldiers, Blockade Runners, and Gun Smugglers.
12: Smuggled Warplanes.
13: Scholars, Brainiacs, and Artists—All with an American Accent.
14: Woodstock Revival Offers a Heady Mix of 1960S Nostalgia.
15: Hoopster Coach's Career from Boston to Tel Aviv to Cleveland.
16: Baseball in the Holy Land.
Chapter Notes.
Works Consulted.
Further Reading.
On the Internet.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.