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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Nov 09, David rated it really liked gokiath. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest.
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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.
Inside the Movement That Shattered the Partybuzzflash. These inclinations have always been present in Jewish Israel, but Blumenthal maintains that it has become much more extreme under the leadership of Netanyahu. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
The Netanyahu government thus has used the old Hitler canard of whipping up racial fears to animate public sentiment in order to justify his new-colonial policies, their bloated military budgets and “planned” destructive frenzies to be continuously perpetrated against “the Palestinian Other” — mostly with U.
I finished this one last night, and it was a long read. I shudder at what is to come. During Hitler’s reign, the same twisted racist morality was placed in the service blunenthal dreams of a “Juden-free Germany,” ruled by a pure Ayran race. That stuff seldom works.
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This is a must read if you want to understand the situation in Israel. Their features reflected a lineage drawn directly from the Crusaders, offering blumentha, reminder of the many invaders and occupiers whose blood became intertwined with the goliqth of Palestine. The following year, a five-year-old girl, Danielle Shefi, was shot to death at point blank range by an Arab killer, while cowering under her parents’ bed.
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He occasionally covers domestic issues such as corporate media consolidation, the influence of the Christian right and police brutality. I now find myself reluctant to call Israel a nation as that lends an air of respectability to what has be perpetrated. Then I learned something new that was equally crazy. Blumenthal says his book, Republican Gomorrah: When as a culture you are losing the ability to think independently, consider diverse points of view, and consider the situations of people different from yourself with sympathy, your culture is in decline.
He occasionally covers domestic issues such as corporate media consolidation, the influence of the Christian right and police brutality.
After this event, Blumenthal and Sheen were banned from ever setting foot in the Bundestag blumenhal. But I am very, very glad I read blumenthao.
Oct 02, Rambox rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t like Max Blumenthal, although I’ve never met the man. View all 3 comments. The holocaust is another theme throughout the book as it has become a theme of daily Israeli life, brought back as an excuse to continue their own violence towards others. Could it be, instead, that Blumenthal, and others like him, are leftists first and Jews second? Now erroneously comparing Israel to South African Apartheid is not strong enough for the genocidal agenda of the Islamists and their hard left allies.
Every politician, and every adult citizen, in America should read this book. There is one thing that this book makes clear and it is that there is no such thing as being an Israeli citizen without being a Jew? These are not scripts that anyone could make up, nor are they facts that an historian could have predicted, nor can they be dismissed out of hand as just more anti-Israeli propaganda.
Ha’aretz reported this action blumenthla have killed scores of Palestinians and to have been the “most devastating” execution of the Hannibal Directive:. It means methodical massacre of millions of Jewsof hundreds of thousands of Jewish children.
Retrieved May 21, An occupier mows down faceless Iraqis but the real victim is his anguished soul”.
Blumenthal: Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
The safe haven longed for by the Jews who first came up with Zionism has long since been provided by the United States, where any and all walks of life are open to Jews without limit.
I recorded testimonies from scores of residents of these areas, documenting war crimes committed by the Israeli armed forces. He speaks the truth, that’s all you need to know. This idea that indigenous or immigrant populations constitute a demographic threat, and thus an existential threat, to the country results in these populations being subjected to both public and private forces aimed at pushing them blumenthxl of Israel’s borders.
Blumenthal often explores state violence against peaceful demonstrations. Thinking about this, and some of the later chapters where author Blumenthal discusses how the Israelies ruthlessly brainwash their own people in the media, I began to wonder how non-biased these works are, and their value in shaping goliqth American public opinion.
Please help to create a more balanced presentation. 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.
As a result of my research, I started a blog about ending the occupation, directed at non-Jewish Americans blumebthal myself, and I have actively contributed to demonstrations against Israel.
The video was a photo montage of drunken Jewish-American young blu,enthal in Jerusalem in Juneshortly before Obama’s Cairo address. We learn about the events since that have had a tremendous impact blujenthal Israel, its people and its ideology. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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 goliahh the area to hunt for him, nor is it known if his remains were recovered.
But as Israeli settlers unilaterally took more and more land, I began to wonder what was going on. But even so, this book still begs the overriding question laid bare in its subtext: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Partywas inspired by the work of psychologist Erich Frommwho asserted that “the fear of freedom propels anxiety-ridden people into authoritarian settings.
The military is another obvious centralizing theme throughout the work. No one would want any of this to happen, but no one knows how to resolve it.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in with a B.