Book Launch & Discussion: GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal

Wed, January 29, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

by Max Blumenthal

Open to the public

Suggested contribution: $5.00

(Doors opent at 6:30pm)

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine in his provocative new book: GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. This is an unflinching, unprecedented work of journalism which depicts a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly conservative authoritarian politics.

A result of four years of uninterrupted research and on-the-ground reporting, GOLIATH illuminates the momentous political and social transitions occurring in Israel, with a particular focus on effects of these changes on the people themselves—both Jews and Palestinians. Blumenthal charts the progression of Israel’s current crisis through the 2012 Israeli national elections, and against the historical backdrop of the cataclysmic events of 1948.

Max Blumenthal is an author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, the Nation, the Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post,, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. He blogs at


“Brash, gritty, personal and close to the ground, this is a report from an Israel and a Palestine we seldom see in the mainstream media. The sharp-edged scenes and portraits in this disturbing book shows why the chances for lasting peace in the region have gone from bad to worse.”

—Adam Hochschild

“Goliath lifts the carefully maintained veil concealing the reality of Israel as it actually is today, a reality that is elided in most reportage from the region....Blumenthal’s book is packed with remarkable vignettes illustrating the dangerous path Israel is currently following.”

—Rashid Khalidi

“It is about time someone wrote this book. Anyone who thinks he knows what is happening in Israel and its occupied territories will think again after reading this great work.”

—Charles Glass

“The only worthwhile, honest discussion of Israel can come from someone who possesses two attributes: fearlessness and expertise. Max Blumenthal wields both in abundance, and the result is an eye-opening and stunningly insightful book about the dramatic plight of a country central to America’s political fortunes.”

—Glenn Greenwald

“Max Blumenthal lays bare in rich and riveting detail the full, shocking scope and virulence of a cancer, both institutional and popular, which, unchecked, will surely do more to destroy Israel from within than its enemies—essentially of its own racist and colonialist making too—from without.”

—David Hirst

Last updated: 2014-01-02 05:16:03

GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal
GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal
Max Blumenthal
Max Blumenthal

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