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Israel Through My Lens


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Table of Contents from: Israel through My Lens Acknowledgments Foreword by Shimon Peres 1. How It All Began 2. The Early Years in Europe 3. Leaving for Eretz 4. A Soldier for King George 5. The Marriage 6. My First Love Affair--with the Camera 7. Married Life and Becoming an Israeli 8. After the War of Independence 9. My Career Begins 10. Haolam Hazeh 11. Home Life 12. Yedioth Ahronoth 13. Ben-Gurion 14. Immigration 15. My Beginning with Time-Life 16. The Sinai War 17. Taking to the Skies 18. Papal Visits 19. Teddy Kollek 20. The Six Day War and After 21. The War of Attrition 22. The Yom Kippur War 23. Sadat and Begin 24. Air Power Stories 25. Becoming an Austrian Citizen--Again 26. Immigration from Russia and Ethiopia 27. Football and the Lebanon War 28. Rubber Bullet 29. The Second Intifada and the Settlements 30. Some Special People 31. Travels Abroad with My Camera 32. My Life in the Movies 33. Influences on My Career 34. My Archives 35. House and Home 36. My Marriage to Anni 37. The Evening of My Life 38. The Renaissance Afterword by Ruth Corman Chronology Index

About the Author

David Rubinger (1924-2017) was an Israeli photographer and photojournalist, renown for his photo "Paratroopers at the Western Wall" taken at the end of the Six-Day War in 1967. He was the first photographer winner of the Israel Prize for services to the media, and a fixture on the masthead of Time. Rubinger is the only photographer whose work is on permanent display at the Knesset, Israel's legislature.


Praise for Israel Through My Lens "...this is a marvelous volume to pick up, examine the faces in these singular photos, read the stories that accompany them and appreciate the special combination of art and journalism that produced these images." - Chicago Jewish Star "The book is full of personal anecdotes intertwined with historical events, which for many Israelis were defined by Rubinger's photos. In order to tell us about his life, Rubinger opens both his photo archive and his heart." - The Jerusalem Post "Rubinger has an easy style, recounting each story in his book with a genuine sense of humility and often astonishment-both at what he was able to experience and at his luck for having been able to experience it." - The Jewish Week "Israel through My Lens...will give readers an insight into the man who made a million split-second decisions regarding the angle and the light in which to view history." - The Forward "The text deftly interweaves Rubinger's compelling personal story with his views on Israeli leaders and his recollections of the stories behind the photographs. This is a very interesting account of his life and the life of his nation." - Booklist "...the definitive record of the 60 years since Israel's independence." - TIME Europe - A selection of the Hadassah Israel at 60 Book Club

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