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Against All Odds Israel Survives: The Series
Against All Odds Israel Survives: The Series – Modern day Israel is truly a divine wonder of the current age. How has it trumped through four major wars and survived relentless terrorist attacks? Meet the actual people who lived through what can only be described as miracles of Biblical proportions, and share their remarkable stories in this 13-episode series.
Even cynics will be challenged by this extraordinary journey through Israel’s turbulent history to explore incredible documented stories which helped create and preserve modern Israel. This stirring 13-part live-action series dramatizes awe-inspiring incidents that pose the question: Does a divine power continue to uphold the country?
Disc 1: Episodes 1-3
Shula Cohen, a married woman living in Beirut, risks her life to become one of Israel’s most famous spies. Israeli troops in the Yom Kippur War are saved when a mysterious wind exposes thousands of mines that imperil their lives. During WWI, the biblical account of Saul and Jonathan inspires a British major to launch an improbable victory against a Turkish garrison.
Disc 2: Episodes 4-6
An outnumbered Israeli squad is saved when approaching enemy troops inexplicably flee. Compelling dramatizations and interviews chronicle miraculous triumphs in Israel’s fight for independence from the British and in the establishment of a Jewish homeland in 1948. The devastating history and haunting legacy of the Holocaust is considered.
Disc 3: Episodes 7-9
Avigdor Kahalani, one of Israel’s most decorated and beloved war heroes shares his incredible stories of survival and victory in the Yom Kippur War. Considering the miracle of Israel’s own existence, her citizens share firsthand what it means to live in the land of their forefathers.
Disc 4: Episodes 10-12
Strange beings wielding flaming swords foil marauding Arabs in their attempt to destroy a Jewish community. Thousands of storks suddenly appear to devour locusts plaguing a farming village. The subject of miracles and faith take a personal meaning when former hostage Sarah Davidson recalls the harrowing 1976 hostage crisis that set the stage for a daring rescue mission at Entebbe airport.
Disc 5: Episode 13 plus Extra Feature
This stirring episode reflects on the remarkable people and incredible stories that pose the question: Is Israel a place of miracles?
Disc 6: Against All Odds: Feature Film
This feature film version captures all the powerful drama and uplifting spirit of the stirring 13-part series. Gripping dramatizations, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with historians and religious leaders etch a fascinating portrait of a nation’s soul.
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