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Against All Odds: Israel Survives - 13 Episode Series - DVD
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The complete 13-part cable network series that asks the powerful question: Is Israel the place of miracles?
Modern day Israel is truly a divine wonder of the current age. How has it trumphed 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? Extra Feature (available only DVD): Series writer and director Tom Ivy hosts Against All Odds: The Making Of A Miracle, a fascinating behind the scenes look at the creation of this extraordinary exploration of fact and faith.
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. Extra Feature: Photo Gallery
Note - Some Material may not be suitable for children.
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Against All Odds: Israel Survives - 13 Episode Series - DVD – Joseph Grady I, 03/19/2009
What a great set! This series is phenomenal. It is very well presented, very informative, and highly entertaining. I watched the entire series over a couple of days because it was so interesting. The episodes were very diverse in topics and all were well done. It showed how miracles can sometimes be subtle things. I had never really grasped the full implications of some of the events which I already knew about such as the raid on Entebbe or how modern Israel uses Hebrew.
Against All Odds: Israel Survives - 13 Episode Series - DVD
ChristianCinema.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Marlene W: It was recommended by a friend who watched the series on TV. May 2, 2016
Linda S: This is a GREAT series! Everyone should watch these inspirational stories of Divine Intervention on behalf of Israel. Jan 29, 2016
Marilynn A: Because I love and believe in God's purpose for Israel and spent 14 years there serving the land. Nov 23, 2015
Janet S: These videos reveal a portion of God's beautiful plan. Jul 27, 2014
Kristin M: Positive recommendations from fellow church member May 9, 2013
Patricia V: I WANT TO SHARE THE TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL BEING THE CHOSEN OF GOD AND IS PROVEN BY THESE DVDS! I HAVE SEEN MOST OF THEM ON DAYSTAR T.V. Feb 20, 2013
Ronald B: saw on tv Feb 12, 2013
Sheri R: What amazing stories of how God has intervened and protected Israel. one can learn a great deal through watching these dvds.. Dec 13, 2012
Keiko S: A preacher recommended me Nov 10, 2012
ashok s: As a christian,i am fascinated by ISRAEL & her struggle for survival.... Nov 9, 2012
James B: An excellent series of how God restored the nation of Israel, and God's miraculous interventions on Israel's behalf. Aug 27, 2012
Mary P: I had heard this (a radio program, I believe): a documentary about things concerning Israel ---man who came into Israel walking and there were mine fields and a wind came up and removed dirt to expose the mines. This interested me and that's why I wanted to get this. I didn't know it was a series; but am sure all this will be interesting. I can't wait to watch! Jul 17, 2012
thomas m: I just watched this movie about Cohon on Christian channel and I do like to watch more movies like that one. Apr 19, 2012
Kelly H: I chose this series for its educational value for myself and my family. Feb 15, 2012
Mary D: I understand God's love for Isreal and when I viewed this on John Hagee's program I was in haste to hear this powerful story. I stood on that spot in the Goland Heights in 1990 and I can feel the spirit from that place....did not know of this story...powerful....I am blessed and will share with others. Mary Jane Dalgleish austin tx. Feb 2, 2012
christine s: It was highly recommended by a Christian friend. We both have a special love for our Israelie brothers and sisters and know that throughout history God has always had his hand on them. I want to be able to sit with my family and watch the DVD's so my children will understand the way God protects and cares for his people in miraculous ways. Jan 13, 2012
Lydie I: Fascinated about this part of the world and its special place in God's economy! Dec 11, 2011
Thomas J: I want to know more gods chosen people and the promised land. Dec 4, 2011
Deborah K: Saw some reviews on John Hagee show with the producer. Looks fantastic! Apr 28, 2011
Christian W. E. M: I cannot buy it in Germany, but i think it is a very good documentary series, - i'm interisting in the true History of Israel
(not in the wrong propaganda of thier enemies) Nov 17, 2010
A shopper asked: This movie is confirming of the Biblical view of Israel? Feb 21, 2013
Gadi B asked: I'm considering buying this DVD for an Israeli friend who is not Christian, and I'm wondering if this would make a good gift, if there's anything in it they might find offensive.
Thank you. Nov 26, 2010
Tom I: Hi...My name is Tom Ivy and I wrote and directed all 13 episodes, living in Israel for a year during the production. The episodes are all Jewish stories except for the story of the British army's liberation of the Holy Land during World War I - and specifically Major Vivian Gilbert's capture of the Turkish garrison at Micmash using a strategy used by Saul and Jonathan. The dramas are mostly told in Hebrew with English subtitles - and I was very careful to respect our Jewish friends - all of whom were very impressed with the result. I would say it is a great statement of the power of God over the people of Israel - it is NOT in any way a Christian evangelistic tool - except that it would definitely encourage someone to investigate their faith and its personal relevancy if they are a Jew or Christian. Your Jewish friends will like this very much. Hope this comment helps. If you get it and get comments, I'd love to hear about your experience. You can send me an email at our website - just google the ivy company. - tom Apr 28, 2014
mary u: Shalom Gadi!
Sorry it has taken so long for a reply, but wanted to ask others who also saw the DVDs their input too. We all agree this would make a great 'stepping stone' to start with. The first DVD especially. There have been so many miracles by the Lord for His people and these DVDs just share some. I do not believe your friend would find them offensive. I hope you will be able to view them with him also.
Mary Ulrich Dec 27, 2010
Jeremy W: We have not viewed all of the series. Thus far, we have seen 5 of the 13 episodes and it presents that God has miraculously brought about and preserved the current state of Israel without going into the roots of Christianity or discussion of Jesus thus far. It appeals to both Christians and Jews. It is very historically enlightening and pro-Israel. I highly recommend it to you. I think your friend would value it as a gift. Nov 27, 2010
Ellen K: This would be an excellent DVD for any Israeli to see because it reveals some facts in Israeli history that would make an Israeli proud to be a Jew. I think it would make the viewer less complacent and more willing to fight for their faith. Also, I think it would cause one to take more of an interest in what is going on in Israel today. One definately learns from this DVD what the news media will never report. Nov 26, 2010
Brenda R: It is my opinion your friend will be intrigue by "Against All Odds." I viewed the series through a Christian perspective and not a Jew, however I don't think there is anything that will offend your friend, if anything it will make him proud to be Jewish. I have found this series to be a powerful witnessing tool. I pray this helps you.
In Christ Jesus,
Brenda Nov 26, 2010
Eva S: I don't think there's anything they could take offense to, unless they were very sensitive. Just keep in mind though that it WAS made by Christians, from a Christian prospective, but it does try to be objective. If anything they would just find that they don't agree with all the material. A muslim might find it offensive, but most Jews won't... Nov 26, 2010
Linda S: We enjoyed watching this series. It would make a good gift. It is not offensive to an unbeliever. The point is that God STILL does miracles on behalf of Israel. I say, Go for it! :-) Nov 26, 2010
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