‘An Insider’s Account’

Ambassador Yehuda Avner (Max613/Wikimedia Commons)
Ambassador Yehuda Avner (Max613/Wikimedia Commons)

Ambassador Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin Menachem Begin and Shimon Peres, published his insider’s account on those experiences in 2010. “The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership” was an instant best seller and received rave reviews from all ends of the political spectrum. The book takes the reader from 1947, when Avner arrived in Palestine from Britain as a boy of 17, through most of Israel’s history. Written in Avner’s very personal and vivid style, key Israeli, American and British leaders come alive. The Academy Award-winning film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Moriah Films, produced a two-part documentary based on Avner’s account. Crystal City Entertainment has purchased the rights to a dramatic adaptation of the book to be released in 2014.

On Nov. 17, Baltimore will host an exclusive first look at “The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers.” To buy tickets and for more information, go to baltjc.org/primeministers.

— Baltimore Jewish Council

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