ON-Lion Letter
Every day in Israel, memorials are being held for the victims of Islamic fundamentalism.  Since the "Second Intifada" began 10 years ago, Palestinian terrorists have claimed 1,700 Israeli civilians.  If adjusted to the United States' population for scale, this would equate to a staggering 70,000 victims.
 
In Encounter Books' new A New Shoah:  The Untold Story of Israel's Victims of Terrorism, Giulio Meotti's extensive interviews with those Israeli families torn apart by hundreds of daily attacks in buses, cafés, kibbutzim, restaurants, nightclubs, and religious shrines appear for the first time.  Meotti reveals the stories, ideals, and faces behind the statistics, from the anticommunist dissidents who fled Moscow, to the American businessman who left everything behind to live the dream of Jewish pioneers.

Meotti is an Italian journalist and author.  His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and Commentary magazine.

The remarkable individuals who make up A New Shoah reveal the raison d'être of the State of Israel and make a definitive case for its safeguarding.  Judaism teaches that for survivors, the hazkarah, or the act of remembering, is the only way to defy the murder of Jewish people by their enemies. 

Reading Meotti's pages, and remembering what's on them, empowers Israel's resistance to terror.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  The Bradley Foundation substantially supports Commentary, as well.
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