Israel: No other country in the history of the world has come so far so fast. This dazzling volume takes you on a dramatic pictorial journey through a century of nation-building, showing how the country has grown and developed since the idea of a modern Jewish State was first conceived. Israel Yesterday and Today shows hundreds of scenes of Israel-in-the-making, with full-color photographs by leading photographers placed next to historic pictures of the same sites. The effect is riveting and magical. You can follow the growth of Tel Aviv from a dusty beachside suburb of ancient Jaffa to a cosmopolitan metropolis; you can trace the development of Jerusalem's ancient alleys into modern boulevards; and you can see how rocky pastures became the lush fields and orchards of the country's kibbutzim. Complementary text offers insightful explanation of the photographs. Israel Yesterday and Today is an eyewitness account of one of the most remarkable transformations ever created by humankind.