Choosing Life in Israel, by P.David Hornik
- Item #: 9780988169197
- Manufacturer: Freedom Press International
About the book
This book is the testament of a veteran American immigrant in Israel—both to the richness and intensity of personal life there and to the powerful, affirmative spirit of the society as a whole. The book’s opening section offers cameos from the author’s encounters with Israeli reality in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Its much-longer second section gives the unfolding story of Israel’s coping with security and political challenges over the past decade, from terror and rocket attacks to a global delegitimization campaign to reflexive criticism by other democracies. The aim is to set the record straight and portray the country’s indomitable will to survive and flourish.
About the author
P. David Hornik grew up near Albany, New York, and moved to Israel in 1984. A freelance writer and translator now living in Beersheva, he is a columnist for FrontPage Magazine and has also written for PJ Media, American Spectator, American Thinker, Israel National News, Ynet News, the Jewish Press, the Jerusalem Post, Moment, and others. David previously lived in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv while serving for fifteen years in the Israeli reserves, and his daughter and two sons live in Israel as well
"David Hornik is a rarity: a highly intelligent, clear-eyed, morally incisive columnist writing almost daily on the unending war being waged against Israel by those who would destroy her and by their cheerleaders in Europe, America, and even in Israel itself. His articles in this collection, both those touching on his personal experience and those more in the voice of the commentator, provide vital truths that will enrich the understanding of anyone interested in comprehending the reality of Israel and its struggle for survival." Kenneth Levin is a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and historian and author of The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People under Siege.
"David Hornik is among the most incisive and reliable writers on Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs practicing the craft today. His hands-on, on-the-ground, no-nonsense approach to the subject, combined with his spare and supple eloquence, renders his work both convincing and authoritative." David Solway, author of The Big Lie: On Terror, Anti-Semitism, and Identity.
"David Hornik is not only one of Israel’s most astute practitioners of the higher journalism: well-informed, judicious, and articulate. His book also
imparts new meaning to the ancient Jewish injunction: “Choose Life.” Edward Alexander, professor emeritus, University of Washington.
"This must-read book is David Hornik at his best. The use of his personal experiences to tell a larger story about Israel’s greatness, both as a place to live and as a true “light unto the nations,” brings his points compellingly to life." Ruthie Blum, columnist for Israel Hayom