Book cover of The Land of Hope and Fear: Israel's Battle for Its Inner Soul by Isabel Kershnerby Isabel Kershner

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • An urgent, wide-ranging portrait of the divisions among Israelis today, and the external threats to their country, at a critical juncture in its history. • Through moving narratives and on-the-ground reporting, a veteran New York Times correspondent who has spent decades working in Israel reveals what holds the country together.

“A wondrous tale told through the agonizing and uplifting stories of Israel’s many tribes — Jewish and Arab, religious and secular, new immigrants and veterans, soldiers and settlers.”—Martin Indyk, author of Master of the Game, and former U.S. ambassador to Israel

“For anyone trying to understand the reality of Israel today.”—Dennis Ross, former U.S. envoy to the Middle East and the author of Doomed to Succeed

Interview with the Author

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This Is Israel
6/26/23         37 min

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Isabel Kershner on Israel and its Divisions
6/6/23           51 min

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Israel’s Divisions and the Challenges Ahead
8/17/23          63 min

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