A link to order a paperback or Kindle version (in amazon.com) or e-book of " In the Sands of Sinai- A physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War."

Watch Dr Brook's presentation about his experiences in the Yom Kippur War on YouTube.

Dr. Brook is a speaker on the Yom Kippur war for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, USA.

The Yom Kippur War was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt. This Arab-Israeli war posed the most serious threat to the existence of Israel in modern history. Even though Israel was eventually able to achieve a military victory, the country paid a steep price, both in lives lost and in the citizenry’s confidence in their leaders and themselves. Deep within the psyche of the nation, this conflict shattered conventional wisdom that the country was invincible.

This book recounts the author’s personal experiences as a battalion physician during that time. Expecting to heal his soldiers’ physical combat wounds, Brook unexpectedly must address his soldiers’ psychological battlefield trauma (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It describes how he coped with his soldiers’ medical and psychological issues, the daily struggle of survival in the battle zone, and everyone’s growing anxiety. Through the lens of one participant, the reader can experience the resourcefulness exhibited during the time of war and the struggle to preserve one’s humanity in the midst of it all. In unvarnished details from the mundane to the catastrophic, he describes his perspective of a war that shaped his own life, and his nation's fragile identity.

Pictures of the events described in the book are shown below.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (FIDV) Presents the Book in New York

On  Tuesday , May 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.,the  FIDV hosted an fund raising event at The Jewish Center in New York City.
Dr. Itzhak Brook and Col. Bentzi Gruber (of the Israeli Defense Forces). 
Dr Brook discussed his recently published book, “In the Sands of Sinai: A Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War.” and signs copies of it. All proceeding of the book’s sale were donated to the FIDV.
Col. Bentzi Gruber talked about “Ethics in the Field: An Inside Look at the Israel Defense Forces.”

Dr Brook Speaks at the FIDV lecture

Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans ( www.fidv.org ) is the American-based fundraising arm for Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (ZDVO), also known as Beit Halochem. Beit Halochem, established in 1949, directs and manages five facilities which provide therapeutic and recreational facilities, as well as sports and academic scholarships, to over 51,000 disabled Israeli servicemen and women.

Dr Brook signs his book at the FIDV event

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