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The Resource Goliath : life and loathing in greater Israel, Max Blumenthal

Goliath : life and loathing in greater Israel, Max Blumenthal

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Goliath : life and loathing in greater Israel
Title
Goliath
Title remainder
life and loathing in greater Israel
Statement of responsibility
Max Blumenthal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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1977-
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Blumenthal, Max
Dewey number
956.9405/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS119.76
LC item number
.B58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blumenthal, Max
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Israel
Label
Goliath : life and loathing in greater Israel, Max Blumenthal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-473) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851754583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 496 pages
Isbn
9781568586342
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Goliath : life and loathing in greater Israel, Max Blumenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851754583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 496 pages
Isbn
9781568586342
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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