In an article for Al-Monitor, Akiva Eldar—a former chief political columnist and editorial writer for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, where he worked for 35 years—writes,
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.
Blumenthal immerses himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements. In Goliath, Blumenthal reveals an Israel where right-wing leaders are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where there is an organized assault on civil liberties; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats."
"Goliath…shows in forensic detail the reality of the Israeli mainstream’s embrace blatant racism against Arabs and Africans." -The Guardian
"[A] heart stopper... Goliath is a threat to the Israeli status quo...because it tells too many inconvenient truths." -Larry Gross, Director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, The Nation, and many other publications. His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party (Nation Books, 2010) was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Watch Blumenthal on Democracy Now! Part II is available here.
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