The Begin Affair: Love Behind the Headlines.
“A story of ideals, strength, and love. Menachem Begin received the acclaim, but Alisa should receive credit. Without Alisa, a large part of Israeli history might be different.”
“Enlightening and Entertaining. This book is a collection of anecdotes which describe the lives of Menachem and Alisa Begin from the inside, things you would never find out unless told by someone close and on the spot. I absolutely recommend it.”
“This is one memoir of Israel that should not be missed. Joyce Starr has written a truly insider’s account of Israeli life that covers all of Israeli social strata from kibbutz life to the leaders of Israel’s governments over time. Dr. Starr writes with great fluidity. Israel A Foreign Affair is a unique memoir that blends history, personal experiences, access to political leaders, with a cautionary tale of the challenges of the technological age.” Amazon Five Star Review
Prime Minister Menachem Begin was a modest man of extraordinary stature. Alisa Begin was exceptionally wise, courageous and caring.
Dr. Joyce Starr was blessed to spend personal time with the Begins, to experience their warmth, grace and humanity behind the public curtain. Illuminating the human dimension with private vignettes, the author also includes endearing “Begin” stories recounted by leading US diplomats. Readers will enjoy touching photos of the Begins during their courtship years.
An award-winning author, Dr. Starr has written extensively on Israel and the Middle East Peace Process, including her Kindle books, Israel’s Impossible Era , Israel: A Foreign Affair and Israel Water Wars. Read more about these books in our Israel Series.