In this issue: COMMENT ´´Paying for It´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: Could a carbon tax help solve Washington´s revenue problems? ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION ´´The Heiress´´, by Ken Auletta: Elisabeth Murdoch´s careful rise. A REPORTER AT LARGE ´´Netherland´´, by Rachel Aviv: The world of New York´s homeless gay teens. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Moments in History´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Hyde Park on Hudson and The Central Park Five. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/121205/pe_nyer_121205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind the colorful images of the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv is a dimension of legal equality or gay people. Israel is not only an island of LGBT freedom in the Middle East, but also one of the most progressive countries in the world on the issue - Israel allows and enables alternative parenting and family models that are still largely unheard-of in Germany today. However, the topic of LGBT rights also reveals the profound chasm in Israeli society between the Tel Aviv ´´bubble´´ and the rest of the country, between ultraprogressive and ultra-conservative thought patterns and ways of life. With contributions by Nora Pester, Sarah Pohl, Frederik Schindler, Arye Sharuz Shalicar, Noa Golani and interviews with the photographer Benyamin Reich and The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance
Inspired by true events, this best-selling Israeli novel traces a complex web of love triangles, homoerotic tensions, and family secrets across generations and borders, illuminating diverse facets of life in the Middle East.The uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as ´´Sabakh´´. Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv´s vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family´s past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweler.Following Sabakh´s winding path, The Diamond Setter ties present-day events to a forgotten time before the establishment of the State of Israel divided the region. Moshe Sakal´s poignant mosaic of characters, locales, and cultures encourages us to see the Middle East beyond its violent conflicts.Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Bloomberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012052/bk_tant_012052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.