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"In RISE, a compelling novel of contemporary Israel gone awry, Yosef Gotlieb turns a critical but loving eye on a nation in search of its soul."
Yosef Gotlieb was born in Costa Rica, raised and educated in the US, and has made his home in Israel since 1984. In addition to his prose fiction and verse, Yosef Gotlieb's published work include Self-Determination in the Middle East, Development, Environment and Global Dysfunction, and numerous monographs and articles.
Since living here in Israel now for 10 years, I found this intelligent, profoundly honest and educational depiction of the Israel of
today extremely helpful in coping with my... Read more
Rise brings us into the heart of the situation in Israel and makes it personal, not just a headline in the International section of the daily paper. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Yosef Gotlieb's novel, Rise, is a page-turning drama whose two fascinating and well-drawn central protagonists, Lilah (a highly successful photojournalist) and Eli (a seasoned... Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Kathy Jacobi
Rise was an interesting blend of novel and fact, woven around the recent history of the State of Israel. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by DubaiReader
Excellent book - I couldn`t put it down and stayed up all night reading it. Dr. Gottlieb caught so accurately the atmosphere and scenario in these situations and I think it was... Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by Wendy Blumfield
Out of the many Israeli novels which I have read this book stands in a class of its own. The writer is well acquainted with his subject and has a genuine desire to see peace in... Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by ALAKING
In Rise, A Novel of Contemporary Israel, writer, scholar, and activist Dr. Yosef Gotlieb describes the emergence of a grassroots Israeli movement Rise to counter the violence and... Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Henk-Jan van der Klis
Be prepared, once you have begun this book, to do nothing else but read it, because it is so gripping. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by Helen Bar-Lev
yosef gotlieb has written an amazing book.he captures the flavor of modern israel with poetic words.lilah's return to her homeland calls out to us. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by L.I. LINDA