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DONNA ROSENTHAL is the author of the award-winning THE ISRAELIS: ORDINARY PEOPLE in an EXTRAORDINARY LAND. Called the best book about Israelis in decades, THE ISRAELIS has more than 100 excellent international reviews across the religious and political spectrums: from the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post to The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz and from The Japan Times to Die Zeit and Die Welt.

Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, Newsweek and The Atlantic and many other publications.

She was a news producer at Israel TV, reporter for Israel Radio and The Jerusalem Post, and a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Ms. Rosenthal has reported from Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan and was the first journalist to travel to remote mountain villages of Ethiopia and tell Israeli radio audiences about black Jews praying -- in mud hut synagogues -- to go to Israel.

A winner of three Lowell Thomas awards: Best Investigative Reporting, Best Foreign Travel (The New York Times ) and Best Adventure Travel Writing, she's visited more than sixty countries.

She frequently is interviewed on tv and radio about Israel -- from CNN to ABC and from National Public Radio to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In a Publishers Weekly's national survey, Ms. Rosenthal placed in the Top Ten Most Popular Speakers -- and only female author. She has given keynote talks to group in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Ms. Rosenthal has taught journalism at three universities and lectures about modern Israelis at universities -- from Harvard to Georgetown to UCLA.

She holds a BA from the University of California Berkeley (Political Science) and a Master of Science from The London School of Economics (Middle East/International Relations).

THE ISRAELIS is dedicated to the cornea donor who died on the unusual day when Passover, Easter, and Id al-Fatir coincided and gave Ms. Rosenthal the gift of sight. A portion of the profits will be donated to The National Keratoconus Foundation and to the Israel Organ Donor Society. Through it, Jewish, Muslim and Christian Israelis and Palestinians save each other's lives.