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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These inclinations have always been present in Jewish Israel, but Blumenthal maintains that it has become much more extreme under the leadership of Netanyahu.

Please help improve this section by clarifying or removing indiscriminate details. Netanyahu’s vision for Israel is as a regional neocolonial power forever maintaining itself in a steady-state of unending low-intensity warfare with its enemies, all non-Jewish Arabs. Many scholars of the Middle East know about this sort of discrimination, but to encounter it in such organized proximity can feel remarkably disconcerting. Blumenthal contributes weekly articles to Alternet where he has been a senior writer golaith September This book will end once and for all any speculation about Israeli intentions about peace in the Middle East.

Nov 24, Jacqueline rated it really liked it. Their features reflected a lineage drawn directly from the Crusaders, offering a reminder of the many invaders and occupiers whose blood became intertwined with the heritage of Palestine.

They tend to be the affluent, educated, secular and liberal younger members of Israeli society. The anti-Zionists claim that they are not anti-Semites but that the only children on earth whose being blown up is okay if it serves a good cause are Jewish children.

Israel will self-destruct on its own accord, time-table and in exactly the same way that Hitler did: It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Max is arguing for ethnic pluralism everywhere over an impossible ethnic purity in Israel, a country stolen by force of arms, as the basis of the Jewish response to the Holocaust.


This book will shake their assumptions. This book tells us that the most famous outcome in the bible, the tale of David slaying Goliath, is now being reversed.

Another story recounts military aggression at a protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Salih. October 1, Sold by: Retrieved from ” blkmenthal Now all Israelis are labeled Nazis.

Why Israel risks the life of the soldier being rescued”Haaretz.

Blumenthal reported in a later article that Volker Beck of the Green Party considers Blumenthal’s work “consistently anti-semitic”, while neoconservative writer Benjamin Weinthal accused him of “public abuse of Jews”.

A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad’s apologists”. Composed of short, readable vignettes of interviews and slice-of-life observations, most of which seem accu I don’t like Max Blumenthal, although I’ve never met the man. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Working hand in hand with these discriminatory policies, is a PR campaign built to show Israel and its allies that it is engaged at all times in an existential struggle.

He has one brother. If you are a confirmed Zionist, or support the existence of the State of Israel in its present form, I do not at all recommend this book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He’s a leftist convinced of his own moral superiority, and blumenhtal to judge any rube whose world view or manners don’t conform to his standards. The hidden history of how the U. Nov 05, Jan Peczkis rated it liked it.

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This book was ridiculously informative about an issue that I new very little about. The 51 Day War: Obviously more a work of passionate advocacy than a balanced treatise, it adds useful context and some new facts and personal stories to current debates on Israel and the Middle East. This book rips through the veneer of propaganda in Israel and reveals the Jim Crow like racism at the core of the Zionist ideology.


Anyone who cares about modern Israel and Jewish culture could benefit from reading this book as a first step in actively trying to improve blumenthl current Israeli discourse on Palestinians and the Arab world.

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

A ten-month-old Jewish baby, Shalhevet Pass, was shot in her father’s arms by an Arab sniper in Israeli—Palestinian conflictpolitics. I shudder at what is to come. The IDF investigation concluded that 41 people were killed, 12 of whom were Hamas combatants.

It is the war between Judaism and democracy. Dec 07, Joseph rated it it was amazing. Oct 02, Rambox rated it it was amazing Shelves: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in continually vowing to ‘”wipe Israel off the map” for which he is building a vast nuclear arsenal without the world or the Obama administration lifting a finger to stop him, uses the expression ‘dead rats’ Not only do the rabid anti-Zionists bluemnthal boycott and demonize Israel display gross and racist anti-Semitismbut they also responsible to a large extent for terror against Israeli women and children.

Retrieved September 10, According to the site’s administrator, Limor Abis, the most frequently cited explanation for why they left was, ‘The question is not why we left, but why it took so long to do so’. The military is another obvious centralizing theme throughout the work. Interestingly, utilizing largely Blumenthwl taxpayer money to foster the narrative of “civilization”, “democracy” and “progress”, a ethno-fascist regime has grown in place of these ideals.

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