A Jewish Mother Looks at the Oslo Years

The Oslo Years: A Mother's Journal tells the story of the last 11 years of upheaval in Israel and the world as seen through the eyes of a Jewish mother from the Golan Heights.

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A regularly featured columnist on Israel National News.com, artist and author Ellen Horowitz has brought together her opinion pieces, letters to the editor and publicity material to produce a highly personal and moving account of the years since the signing of the Oslo Accords. Alongside her writings, Ellen has collected powerful news photos, along with her original artwork, to create a full-color, hardcover, coffee-table book. In addition, The Oslo Years has a special memorial section listing deadly terror attacks and the names of the victims from 1993 through 2004.

Ellen writes that she was compelled to put her thoughts to paper because, "a Jew is required to bear witness, remember and record history, even when events are unfolding at a furious pace.... One would be bereft of a most crucial chapter in Jewish history if they declined to expose their soul and honestly investigate this age of upheaval."

Mrs. Horowitz grew up in a Reform Jewish household ("but very Zionist," she says) before returning to traditional Judaism and to the land of Israel. Inspired by her past, Ellen told Israel National News.com, she also sees The Oslo Years as part of an effort to bridge the gap between secular and religious Jewish Zionists. In addition, shortly before the release of her book, Mrs. Horowitz was featured in a documentary called End of Days, by Canadian filmmaker Martin Himel, which examines the complex and potentially combustible relationship between Christian and Jewish Zionists.

Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold of Jerusalem wrote the foreword for The Oslo Years: "Reading this book is guaranteed to lead to blessed clarity of vision, the desperate need of our time..."

In a recent column, author Jack Engelhard called Mrs. Horowitz' book a "masterpiece" and a "treasure", writing, "What can I say but 'WOW!' Horowitz... has produced a powerful account, in prose and photos, of Israel as viewed inside and outside."

Author Naomi Ragen commented, "Ellen W. Horowitz has been a comrade-in-arms in the internet war we have been waging against the Orwellian disinformation campaign launched hand-in-hand with the Oslo War. Now, Ms. Horowitz has collected her columns in a beautifully designed and illustrated book that will pierce your heart. I highly recommend The Oslo Years: a Mother's Journal."

For additional information, contact: author@osloyears.com and visit http://www.osloyears.com.



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