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Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

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added, in interviews that he gave in the past, that the two blue stripes on the Israeli flag represent the Nile and the Euphrates. Goliath is not a linear narrative; it tells multiple stories—more detailed than vignettes, but not quite sagas, either—that present for readers a compelling understanding of the daily realities of Palestinians and the mentality of segregation among many Israeli Jews. Greater Israel’ refers to the notion of expanding Israel’s territory and sovereignty to encompass what many Israelis describe as their historic Biblical land. Currently, the most common definition of the land encompassed by the term is the territory of the State of Israel together with the Palestinian territories.

Perhaps it would be better to say that Goliath is about Israel’s attitudes and practices toward Palestinians and other minorities, with a healthy skepticism about the ability (or desire) of the state to overcome the inherent structural prejudices that render it an ethnocracy rather than a democracy. Quote from a meeting of the Jewish Agency executive in June 1938: "[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state, we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel.

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Goliath: life and loathing in Greater Israel and Shattered Hopes: Obama's failure to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace". They are highly loaded words but, sadly, they are accurate descriptions of what has happened and is now happening in Israel/Palestine. He is from Lieberman’s party but unlike Lieberman, who’s an atheist, he’s a religious nationalist who was one of the original Gush Emunim settlers, he was a lawyer for the Gush Emunim. Meir Kahane, an ultra-nationalist Knesset member, who founded the American Jewish Defense League and the banned Israeli Kach party, worked towards Greater Israel and other Religious Zionist goals. I hope that mainstream African-American media will begin to cover this issue and wonder why the son of Africa and the first African–American president Barack Obama has said nothing about this.

Blumenthal shows how these divisions have been manipulated to create support for repressive measures against Palestinians and the recent wave of non-Jewish immigrants. 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. Der US-amerikanische Historiker, Journalist und Bestsellerautor Max Blumenthal hat sich insbesondere mit der Politik der Republikanischen Partei und Israels auseinandergesetzt.

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