Dr. Yosef Gotlieb is a writer, geographer, educator and activist. Born in Costa Rica, raised in the US, and a resident of Israel since 1984, Dr. Gotlieb's areas of expertise include international development, global change, Middle East affairs, sustainability, and text and publishing studies. He is an author of prose and poetry. He is a member of the faculty of David Yellin College of Education, Beit HaKerem, Jerusalem.
Yosef Gotlieb resides outside of Jerusalem with his family.
The author's website is located at www.ysgotlieb.net. Readers are invited to comment on Rise and can do so on the Contact page of the website.
Rise is available in a print edition. It can be purchased online through major book vendors.
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VideosRise, A Novel of Contemporary Israel, Book Trailer
This book trailer by the author and Elisha David Blumenfeld includes actual footage of the social protest rally held at Tel Aviv's Kikar HaMedina on Sept. 3rd, 2011. Over 450,000 people demonstrated at the square and elsewhere in the country under the slogan, "the people want social justice," that evening.
RISE, a novel, is about personal and societal redemption at a time when Israel is assailed by extremism and social dissension.
Rise, A Novel of Contemporary Israel
by Yosef Gotlieb
Approx. 116,940 words.
Published on August 17, 2011.
Lilah Kedem, an expat long resident in Boston, returns to her native Israel in an attempt to heal a family rift. She encounters a society different from the one she remembered and now plagued by extremism and disillusionment. When the attacks imperil those dear to her, Lilah joins the hunt for the perpetrators and becomes part of a citizens movement, Jews and Arabs, striving for a new Israel.
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