Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

In his 2013 work by the same title, Blumenthal delves deep into Israel’s heart of darkness, revealing a society increasingly authoritarian, ideologically straight-jacketed, and obsessed with blotting out the rights of Palestinians. Akiva Eldar—a former chief political columnist for Haaretz—writes of Blumenthal’s work: “Unlike most Jews—American or Israeli—Blumenthal chose to leave his comfort zone, go into disputed territory and examine the burning questions for himself. In fact, Blumenthal’s greatest strength and interest is in events on the ground and the people who live there, far from the ‘peace process’ and diplomatic salons.”

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