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In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling. Writing at the Atlantic, Fallows described Blumenthal’s Goliath as a book that “ should be discussed and read” and dismissed criticism of Goliath. Blumenthal’s “Goliath” holds mirror to Israeli society. Rod Such The Electronic Intifada 4 November Cover of Goliath by Max Blumenthal. A specter is.

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Life and Loathing in Greater Israel: A Review of Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

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Their slaughter is an act of justice and a fashionable process of progressive liberation. It is this humanising approach, b,umenthal across the board even for those the author disagrees with, which helps this book stand out. Goliayh is excellent journalism; as another reviewer has said, even those who think they know a fair bit about the blumenthhal will find themselves learning a lot.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But I am very, very glad I read it. America Sniper Chris Kyle was just a popular mass murderer”. In GoliathNew York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens.

His reporting from the Gaza strip in was developed into a book, The 51 Day War: In Blumenthal’s interpretation the event cited as sparking the Gaza War, was the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by a Hamas cell. Blumenthal wrote that the offensive killed Palestinians in Rafah and that the Israeli army seemed to blumenthl “aimed to kill one of its own”. Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. So, why doesn’t he make aliyah and run for government?


And as the book comes to a close, Blumenthal draws the reader to Germany, where the only As they say in Spanish “va sumando,” or “it adds up. Skip to main content. I’m a typical American in that I accepted “The Story of Israel” and cheered the Israelis on in the war without having the slightest idea of the situation in the Middle East. He graduated from goljath University of Pennsylvania in with a B. And where is the mention made of the thousands of Israeli victims of the terror war by the ‘Palestinians’ on the Israeli people.

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

InBlumenthal wrote there had been a rise of Islamophobia in the world. The anti-Zionists claim that they are not anti-Semites but that think the only country on the earth that must be annihilated is Israel. They tend to be the affluent, educated, secular and liberal younger members of Israeli society. Israel is interesting to me as a person born in Pakistan as it is the only other country in the world founded as an ideological state.

Hadar Goldin had been killed along with two comrades by a suicide bomb one of the militants exploded, or later by friendly fire in the Israeli assault on the area to hunt for him, nor is it known if blumenthak remains were recovered.

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He entered a stall but the journalists refused to leave. Thousands of Israeli Jewish men, women and children have died from bombs, bullets or knife attacks, and thousands of others have been maimed, blinded, orphaned, widowed and terrorized.

Even Kristallnacht was recreated by what amounts to an officially sanctioned anti-immigrant pogrom in Tel Aviv, in May of Hachette Book Group Language: Unlike a traditional war zone, the victims are often riding, sitting in schools or enjoying a meal.

It started when he interviewed young Israelis during Obama’s visit to Egypt in But even so, this book still begs the overriding question laid bare in its subtext: While Blumenthal isn’t concerned with laying out a discrete comparison to apartheid, as mentioned earlier, the stories he tells makes it hard to not think of the parallels to a part of America’s history that we’re more familiar with: The BDS supporters, and pro-Palestine propagandists are doing exactly the same thing.


Israeli—Palestinian conflictpolitics. This is a familiar story of a people whipped into a nationalistic fervor, and told their entire lives that the problems of their country are the result of another group. From besieged Gazan villages to the halls of the increasingly fascist Knesset, Blumenthal probes the striated layers of Isreali-Palestinian social constructs to the best of his ability.

After this event, Blumenthal and Sheen were banned from ever setting foot in the Bundestag again.

Nov 05, Robert rated it it was amazing. That said, the book is flawed, and limited. Like then, Palestinians and Israeli Arabs face a mixture of both de jure and de facto structural racism, discrimination that blumenghal only depresses their economic futures but also exacts a deep personal cost such as police harassment, jail time, separation of families, and violent eviction from their homes.

Ali Abunimah wrote that an investigation by Blumenthal led him to uncover a “smear campaign against him and Sheen — and more importantly the effort to prevent discussion about Israel’s crimes in Gaza — was the product of the anti-Palestinian network funded by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The problem with Netanyahu’s devious plan is that instead of being survival-extending for Israel, in the end it is just as likely to be survival-ending, and ending in a maximally self-destructive way.