“Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel” = NYT bestselling author Max Blumenthal’s journey through Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under authoritarian politics deepening the occupation of Palestinians.

GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

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FACT: 2008-09 Elections during Israel’s war on Gaza brought into power the country’s most right-wing government to date = Netanyahu and his cronies

Blumenthal = Documents Israel after they collapsed the Oslo peace process.

Blumenthal = Documents right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu sacrificing all democracy on the altar of their power politics and the organized assault on civil liberties.

FACT: State-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles.

FACT: 50% of Jewish youth refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab.

FACT: Israeli Mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as “demographic threats.”

Blumenthal interviewed 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 0% civil liberties.

Blumenthal = Documents painstakingly the occupied Palestinians demographic separation through unarmed protest.

Blumenthal = Documents at length the views of leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech.

Blumenthal = Documents the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military.

Blumenthal = Documents the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten by way of Israeli invasion, settlements, and OVERWHELMING DESTRUCTION.

Blumenthal = Documents how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for Apartheid occupation.

Blumenthal = Documents Israel’s Apartheid State in Goliath

Blumenthal = Documents fearlessly life in Israel and the brutal occupation of Palestine.

Blumenthal = Documents right-wing Zionists and other defenders of Israel.

Blumenthal = Documents real Israel that has been whitewashed and covered up by the mainstream American media.

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Blumenthal = Documents Israel’s society now overrun with extremism, with open racism emitting from the highest levels of government, inspiring anti-Arab and anti-African riots from the West Bank to Tel Aviv while the siege of Gaza deepens.

Blumenthal = Documents the Israel that veteran Israelis from Uri Avnery to former Maariv editor Amnon Danker to former Haaretz editor-in-chief David Landau have described in no uncertain terms as fascistic. = Documents and captures the atmosphere they described.

Blumenthal = Documents arguments Israel’s use in defense of the absolute necessity of a PURELY JEWISH RUN STATE that is NOT a vibrant democracy in any way.

Blumenthal = Documents that Palestinians are NOT at fault for their dispossession and Murders.

Blumenthal = Documents and rejects the Zionist narrative as deeply dishonest with intellectual contortions about the present and willfull distortion of the past.

Blumenthal = Documents Israel without sentimentalism or nostalgia, painting a portrait of a state that controls all people between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean sea under a regime of ethnic separation with no national borders.

Blumenthal = Documents the hackeneyed liberal Zionist narrative and neocon types Lies and propaganda and overwhelming abuse of those who factually analyze Israeli policies and beliefs.

Blumenthal = Documents that if Zionism had succeeded in building a democratic state that enjoyed normal relations with its neighbors, the international hasbara apparatus that exists to crush criticism of Israel and propagandize on behalf the Jewish state would be unnecessary.

Blumenthal = Documents that Zionist Israel is the product of a settler-colonial project that requires perpetual campaign of violent demographic engineering against the wishes of the indigenous Palestinian population.

Blumenthal = Documents the Zionist project in the Negev Desert, the South Hebron Hills, and along the electrified walls of the Gaza ghetto.

Blumenthal = Documents how in post-Oslo Israel society has doubled down on its anachronistic settler-colonial project, entering what could be described as the “neo-Zionist” era with no hope of achieving international legitimacy and little desire to do so.

Blumenthal = Documents how Israelis call on its partisans across the globe to crush political opposition by all means necessary = Usually using Excessive and Overwhelming Force!

Blumenthal = Documents the terminal stage of Zionism marked by crusades to crush the free speech rights of citizens inside Israel and across the West and to restrict their very ability to organize for the rights of Palestinians.

Blumenthal = Documents how former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren demanded anti-democratic pro-Israel advocacy in Politico calling on Congress to pass laws making Palestine solidarity illegal and punishing any Americans for actively protesting Israeli officials in public forums.

Blumenthal = Documents how 11 students at UC-Irvine face criminal prosecution for protesting Oren for two minuntes during a public event.

Blumenthal = Documents new Israel/Palestine peace negotiations and USA plan amounts to transforming the already ghettoized West Bank into another Gaza Strip.

Blumenthal = Documents that Kerry is advancing Netanyahu’s main demands, including the erection of a gigantic wall along the Jordanian border that would imprison Palestinians from the east while the Israeli separation wall confines them from the west. Blumenthal = Documents that Israeli Army Radio has reported that “the Palestinians will be imprisoned between the two fences” – the actual language the network used.

Blumenthal = Documents US authorization of Israeli patrol of the West Bank’s airspace with drones on a 24/7 basis as it already does with the Gaza Strip.

Blumenthal = Documents that Israeli troops will be allowed to maintain a presence on the Palestinian border with Jordan for an indefinite period, but even this is not enough for the Israelis who demand that Israel receive near-permanent control of the Jordan Valley – that’s where much of the West Bank’s arable land is.

Blumenthal = Documents that younger, up-and-coming legislators from Netanyahu’s party – the future of Likud – may soon introduce proposals in the Knesset to annex the Jordan Valley.

Blumenthal = Documents how General John Allen, the retired former commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has helped devise the arrangements that will consolidate Israel’s control over the West Bank. It is safe to assume that the plan will be a major boon to US and Israeli private security contractors, who will supply the “early warning” systems that will spy on the Palestinians permanently confined to this dystopic, Gazafied Panopticon.

Blumenthal = Documents that Kerry has NOT faced a single tough question about his plan from the American media, but was recently hailed by Jeffrey Goldberg for his “uncomplicated affection for the promise of Zionism.”

Blumenthal = Documents how Israel was able to fuse Western-style neo-liberalism so seamlessly with settler-colonial apartheid.

Blumenthal = Documents hip neighborhoods in Tel Aviv + Luxury “ghost tower” inhabited by wealthy American Jews like Marty Peretz + Posh clubs while just a few miles away was OVERWHELMING MURDER AND DESTRUCTION BEYOND COMPREHENSION OF A SANE SOCIETY. = Thanks to the Tel Aviv bubble protected by the Iron Wall.

Blumenthal = Documents how Israeli media brainwashes in every way the EVIL OF ARABS. One article documents the dangers Jewish women could face if they dated Arab men – how the Arab male would charm you before he took you captive in his village and beat you into submission. = That Jim Crow-style article summed up the whole experience of Israel for me. A tech-savvy, gay-friendly apartheid state where oiled up soldier girls in skimpy bikinis tanned themselves on balmy beaches a few miles up the coast from a besieged ghetto filled with food insecure refugees. = The West’s most vulgar image of itself — like Norman Finkelstein has documented.

Blumenthal = Documents how the state of Israel demands near-total participation of its Jewish citizenry in the project of controlling and dominating Palestinians.

Blumenthal = Documents how the youth are pressured into the military at age 18 by cultivating unanimous reverence for the military that occupies and neocolonializes the indigenous people. Army uses lies to the youth that THE ARMY is the last line of defense against Jewish extermination = So youth must march into the West Bank to dominate the angry Arabs cast as the spiritual heirs of Nazi Germany.

Blumenthal = Documents the intense indoctrination program required to SIKE a young Israeli soldier to rip a Palestinian adolescent from his bed and drag him to a dank cell in the middle of the night. Frighteningly many do just fine at that with no critical reflection.

Blumenthal = Documents the cradle-to-grave process of indoctrination of Israelis has allowed gives the psychological space needed to accept and justify vast desert internment camps constructed for African asylum seekers deemed a demographic threat and identified by numbers, not names.

Blumenthal = Documents the concrete separation wall erected to prevent what Netanyahu called “demographic spillover,” and, of course, the existence of the Gaza ghetto.

Blumenthal = Documents the depressing impact of Holocaust exploitation on Israelis = 57.2% of Israeli Jews say “the main lesson of the Holocaust is that we can only rely on ourselves and must not to hesitate to use force without taking the opinion of other nations into consideration.” = Perpetuated in the Israeli school system.

Blumenthal = Documents how the Israeli school system is intimately linked to the military, and in an unprecedented way since Netanyahu’s election in 2009.

Blumenthal = Documents how Jewish Israeli children are indoctrinated into the culture of militarism and fear as early as age four. = Pre-schoolers were lined up before a chalkboard and forced to ponder the following question: “Who wants to kill us?”

Blumenthal = Documents a high school field trip in which teens were taken to an army base to shoot at simulated targets wearing Palestinian kuffiyehs.

Blumenthal = Documents the trips that 25% of Israeli high schoolers taken to Auschwitz a year before they enter the military. = Holocaust tours, called “The March of the Living,” are explicitly designed by the Israeli Ministry of Education to produce more nationalistic attitudes among Jewish youth and a more favorable impression of the army. After a week of unrelenting indoctrination, the students were reduced to tears of rage, with some declaring that they wanted to go out and find some Nazis to kill = Netanyahu and other societal leaders define the Nazis’ heirs as the Palestinians.

Blumenthal = Documents how pro-Israelis willfully ignore facts that make them look absurd and destroy their culture of overwhelming force and hate and fear = They respond with false talking points + vitriolic hate-filled blundering warmongering attacks = each more embarrassing then previous one + Smear Campaigns of by Neocons + Massive Overwhelming Backlash = Cancel FREE SPEECH + Have Alan Dershowitz denounced it or bring a legal suit + Commission a comprehensively false smear piece + Try to labeling you as an anti-semite “extremist” + Simon Wiesenthal Center rank you as Xth biggest anti-Semite.

Blumenthal = Documents that Zionist use smear campaigns since they cannot make a positive case for the Jewish state = So they resort to propaganda and McCarthyite tactics.

James Fallows, the Atlantic Magazine’s editor-in-chief, returned with a vigorous defense of Goliath after attending my talk at the New America Foundation and actually reading Goliath. = “Blumenthal has made a sobering prima facie case that there are extreme forces to be aware of, and reckoned with more fully that American discourse usually does. And, very importantly, his doing so is no more ‘anti-Israel,’ let alone anti-Semitic, than The Shame of the Cities and The Jungle and The Grapes of Wrath were anti-American for pointing out extremes and abuses in American society.”

Blumenthal = Documents the disgust at the repression both inside Israel-Palestine and in the US as a tipping point is approaching with the gatekeepers weakening.

Blumenthal = Documents that if the status quo in Israel-Palestine persists, all of the trends detailed in Goliath will intensify. USA primary supporter of the status quo.

Blumenthal = Documents that US elected representatives and societal elites will do nothing decent or courageous to challenge Israeli apartheid. After all, these same people enabled apartheid to retrench itself across this country, either by actively driving inequality or through cynical negotiations with the corporate forces behind it.

Blumenthal = Documents that genuine change in the Holy Land, requires grassroots Palestinian-led campaigns like the rapidly growing BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement = Sending shockwaves through the pro-Israel establishment.

Blumenthal = Documents the myth of Israel as a besieged beacon of democracy, and punches a hole through it.

Blumenthal = Documents the right wing in Israel’s by letting the extremist partisans of modern Israel speak for themselves.

Blumenthal = Documents the reality of the Israeli mainstream’s embrace blatant racism against Arabs and Africans.

Blumenthal = Documents how Israel is a completely at odds with the image most Americans have of it… Even the well-informed will have their views challenged by Blumenthal’s factual presentations.

“[O]ne of the most fearless and honest books ever written about Israel.” — Chris Hedges

Blumenthal = Documents the racist reality of Israel that America’s establishment media simply does not have the guts to confront.

Blumenthal = Documents in rich and riveting detail the full, shocking scope and virulence of the Israeli cancer of racism and colonialism which will surely do more to destroy Israel from within than its enemies from without.

Max Blumenthal blogs at

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