Rise, A Novel of Contemporary Israel

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. More

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About Yosef Gotlieb

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.

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Book Trailer, RISE A Novel of Contemporary Israel
The book trailer to RISE A Novel of Contemporary Israel includes actual footage from the Sept.3, 2011 rally for social justice at Tel Aviv's HaMedina Square. An estimated 300,000 people participated int he demonstration. RISE is the story of Israel contending with a wave of extremism and social unrest. It recounts the search for the extremists and the changes in society that occur in its wake.


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