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Balaam's Prophecy: Eyewitness to History: 1939-1989

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Balaam's Prophecy is a personal account of Jewish history in the years 1939-89. Written by Ambassador Naphtali Lau-Lavie, journalist and diplomat, who survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and later became a leading personality in the government of Israel, this book reflects upon major historic events during the second half of this century as experienced by the ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Cornwall Books
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Jul 28, 2011 Riv rated it liked it
Wow, I certainly got an education about Israeli politics from this... This book begins with the author's experiences during the Holocaust, and moves on after his liberation and emigration to Israel and involvement in Israeli government. I was touched by his survival of the war, and how he undertook, as a teenager the responsibility of saving his young brother, who went on to ultimately become the Chief Rabbi of Israel. Not that Naphtali was any slouch, being an adviser to Moshe Dayan, among othe ...more
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