There's an avalanche of news from Israel, but few people know much about modern Israelis. Award-winning author Donna Rosenthal was inspired to write The Israelis when a CNN producer asked her: "Our viewers are confused. We have footage of Jews who look like Arabs, Arabs who look like Jews. We have black Ethiopian Jews, bearded 16th century Jews and sexy girls in tight jeans. Who are these people?" Meet Donna Rosenthal and Solomon Ezra, hero of the world's largest airlift which smuggled 14,000 Jews out of Ethiopia to Israel.
Thursday, May 2
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