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Goliath 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 Portrait Of Israeli Society Under The Siege Of Increasingly Authoritarian Politics As The Occupation Of The Palestinians Deepens.Beginning With The National Elections Carried Out During Israel S War On Gaza In 2008 09, Which Brought Into Power The Country S Most Right Wing Government To Date, Blumenthal Tells The Story Of Israel In The Wake Of The Collapse Of The Oslo Peace Process.As Blumenthal Reveals, Israel Has Become A Country Where Right Wing Leaders Like Avigdor Lieberman And Bibi Netanyahu Are Sacrificing Democracy On The Altar Of Their Power Politics Where The Loyal Opposition Largely And Passively Stands Aside And Watches The Organized Assault On Civil Liberties Where State Funded Orthodox Rabbis Publish Books That Provide Instructions On How And When To Kill Gentiles Where Half Of Jewish Youth Declare Their Refusal To Sit In A Classroom With An Arab And Where Mob Violence Targets Palestinians And African Asylum Seekers Scapegoated By Leading Government Officials As Demographic Threats Immersing Himself Like Few Other Journalists Inside The World Of Hardline Political Leaders And Movements, Blumenthal Interviews The Demagogues And Divas In Their Homes, In The Knesset, And In The Watering Holes Where Their Young Acolytes Hang Out, And Speaks With Those Political Leaders Behind The Organized Assault On Civil Liberties As His Journey Deepens, He Painstakingly Reports On The Occupied Palestinians Challenging Schemes Of Demographic Separation Through Unarmed Protest He Talks At Length To The Leaders And Youth Of Palestinian Society Inside Israel Now Targeted By Security Service Dragnets And Legislation Suppressing Their Speech, And Provides In Depth Reporting On The Small Band Of Jewish Israeli Dissidents Who Have Shaken Off A Conformist Mindset That Permeates The Media, Schools, And The Military.Through His Far Ranging Travels, Blumenthal Illuminates The Present By Uncovering The Ghosts Of The Past The Histories Of Palestinian Neighborhoods And Villages Now Gone And Forgotten How That History Has Set The Stage For The Current Crisis Of Israeli Society And How The Holocaust Has Been Turned Into Justification For Occupation.A Brave And Unflinching Account Of The Real Facts On The Ground, Goliath Is An Unprecedented And Compelling Work Of Journalism.

[PDF] ↠ Goliath  Author Max Blumenthal –
  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • Goliath
  • Max Blumenthal
  • English
  • 04 July 2017
  • 9781568586342

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  1. says:

    I m a typical American in that I accepted The Story of Israel and cheered the Israelis on in the 1967 war without having the slightest idea of the situation in the Middle East As far as I was concerned, Israelis were just like us and therefor worth supporting.I accepted that there were two equally legitimate parties contending for land and that there was a drive to divide that land justly the endless peace talks But as Israeli settlers unilaterally took and land, I began to wonder what was going on I also wondered why the entire world with the exception of the U.S joined in condemning Israeli actions yet Israel simply ignored the world and under the protection of a reliable U.S veto in the U.N., did as it wished even as it continually claimed to be a victim.About four years ago I began a comprehensive study of Israel and its occupation of the lands that supposedly would go to the Palestinians I discovered an eye opening map of the area created by the Israeli NGO, B Tselem that astounded me In fact, Israeli settlements ...

  2. says:

    Yet again another trendy left non Israeli Jew decides to jump on the burn Israel bandwagon hoping to get ahead with his champagne socialist friends in the media and academia by writing hate filled agitprop against Israel.Now erroneously comparing Israel to South African Apartheid is not strong enough for the genocidal agenda of the Islamists and their hard left allies Now all Israelis are labeled Nazis The descendants of the Holocaust survivors are now to be in the popular mind no longer Jews but Nazis and the Palestinian terrorists who want to kill every Jewish man, women and child in the Land of Israel, are the new Jews Orwellian to say the least 160 000 murdered by Assad in Syria in two years, tens of thousands of women and girls executed for sexual immorality in Iran, Regimes that starve out their entries populations like North Korea and Zimbabwe These do not prick the consciences of these obsessive maniacs with their bottomless hatred of anything and everyone Israeli.But once the likes of Max Blumethal, Noam Chomsky or Norman Finkestein can identify all Israelis as Nazis, the s...

  3. says:

    Brilliant, infuriating, troubling, illuminating, depressing, inspiring this book provoked so many feelings in me It is excellent journalism as another reviewer has said, even those who think they know a fair bit about the situation will find themselves learning a lot Blumenthal narrates his experiences in Israel between 2009 and 2013, including interviews with people on all sides and all walks of life What he ends up witnessing is a rather shaky democracy s plunge into unabashed, racist fascism I had to stop reading this book frequently because it shook and upset me so much But I am very, very glad I read it I feel that I have a better understanding of the real facts in this sad situation and also of the only possible way forward Every politician, and every adult citizen, in America should read this book We should know what we are supporting.Addendum I did ...

  4. says:

    What a truly engrossing read Blumenthal does a tremendous job of showing the apartheid state if Israel in all its true colors What I appreciate the most about this book is the way Blumenthal weaves together threads of Palestinian history and current events in context while simultaneously illustrating precisely how Israel has ...

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    In this book Blumenthal makes what seems to be a pretty compelling case that Israel is descending or has already descended into a form of fascism, driven in part by the occupation of the West Bank but also as a natural result of the states founding ideology The book is basically a series of vignettes, but there is a ton of research in here, both contemporary on the ground and looking through history As he tells it Israel is becoming an increasingly racist and militarized state, intolerant of minorities and increasingly intolerant of any form of left wing dissent Racist laws, lynch mobs, state sanctioned colonialism in the West Bank the book does not paint a pretty picture at all.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 The trends that Blumenthal documents in Israel also manifested slowly over time in Pakistan until it reached its present state of ultranationalism mixed with religious chauvinism Although Israel s path down this route may have been slowed by its economic success no small part of which consists of American largesse , I feel like it s inevitable that it will end up as a Jewish version of Pakistan It s just hardwired into the creation of the country the idea of exclusionism and ethno religious supremacy, even if as in Pakistan the founders of the country stressed the need for tolerating mino...

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    I don t like Max Blumenthal, although I ve never met the man He s a leftist convinced of his own moral superiority, and quick to judge any rube whose world view or manners don t conform to his standards He s the sort of fellow who calls someone racist, after which analysis stops.However, he s written an important and fundamentally accurate, if flawed book about today s State of Israel Composed of short, readable vignettes of interviews and slice of life observations, most of which seem accurate and are confirmed by independent evidence in many cases the book depicts a country increasingly dominated by open ethno nationalism, and deformed by the oppressive and unpleasant consequences of enforcing that against a dominated Palestinian Arab population The book rips the mask off the propaganda line that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, a trendy, feisty start up unjustly targeted by irrationally resentful neighbors Likewise, he tears up the distinction between the post 1967 occupat...

  7. says:

    Goliath Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal revisits the Israeli Palestinian dilemma largely from the perspective of Israel s injustice to the Palestinians, both outside Israel s borders and within them.This is an overwritten if heavily researched, personal account that undermines its principal thesis with an excess of one sided reporting, all of which contains elements of truth but nonetheless raises questions on page after page about whether these elements of truth tell the whole truth and whether they develop into a solidly built analysis.The principal thesis is that the Israelis displaced the Palestinian people, took most of their land, keep taking their land in the name of Israeli security, and have carried out their policies with substantial brutality.Setting aside the brutalities that occurred within the context of establishing Israel and then defending it in the 1967 and 1973 wars because all wars are horrific and can be detailed in such a way as to make one side or the other appear inhuman, Blumenthal provides many, many instances of Israeli discrimination against Palestinians that hav...

  8. says:

    Max Blumenthal s Goliath is a brave and important book Blumenthal raises the alarm on a rising tide of racism and close mindedness in modern Israel that is increasingly based in the ideology and policy supported by the country s youth To draw attention to this cultural crisis and stimulate action the book features examples of some of the most disgusting manifestations of the shift in national attitude including an apparent paranoia concerning the prospect of Arab men gaining sexual access to Israeli Jewish women.It is the widespread and prosaic fears among Israelis that are the most disturbing, however Among observant Jews who are otherwise demographically aligned with the country s right wing base, the vast majority would have a problem with an Arab for a next door neighbor Moreover, traditionally leftist secular Jews report that same segregationist view at a rate of about 47% according to my best recollection.Blumenthal considerably enhances the impact of his message by movin...

  9. says:

    Very disturbing read This book rips through the veneer of propaganda in Israel and reveals the Jim Crow like racism at the core of the Zionist ideology I truly believe that Israel needs to be the target of the next global movement that helped put an end to apartheid South Africa Free Palestine

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    There is likely no rule in internet debate as well known as Godwin s Law The semi satirical law coined in 1990 by author attorney Mike Godwin states essentially that the invoking of Hitler or the Nazis by any participant in a debate causes the participant doing so to lose the debate But Godwin s Law is not without its detractors Kevin Drum of Mother Jones and liberal firebrand Glenn Greenwald have each argued for its repeal Noting rightly, that since WWII analogies are so universally known they can be extremely useful So as the acts of the Nazis are universally condemned, and universally considered atrocities of the absolute worst kind, it becomes important that any use of a Nazi analogy had better be apt.The power of Goliath Life And Loathing in Greater Israel, by Max Blumenthal, comes in the slow realization that his provocatively chosen chapter headings The Night of Broken Glass, The Concentration Camp utilize Nazi analogies that are useful and apt Blumenthal s book is a thoroughly reported look at the way in which modern Israel has devolved into a fascistic, racist apartheid state Blumenthal spends years in Israel and Palestine, speaks to men on the street and men in the halls of power, and comes away with a portrait of a country in an identity crisis of its own making.As Blumenthal explains it, t...

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