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Who is Goliath?

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At Thanksgiving, Americans express anger at the overwhelming power imbalance between Israel and Gazan forces in recent conflict

We are inside the walls

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Max Blumenthal speaks to a packed house at the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center in a sign that the Jewish community is opening up to a new discourse about the conflict

Malcolm Gladwell is afraid to address Israel in his new book

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Malcolm Gladwell seems to believe that Israel has become a Goliath but he doesn’t think American readers are “self-critical” enough to absorb this truth. Gaby Wood of the Telegraph interviews him about his new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the art of battling giants. [T]he truth is, he doesn’t go all that far. […]

Max Blumenthal’s guilt by association – with Jewish ethics

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At tonight’s Seder read the Passover story. But before the Seder dip into Goliath. You can start at the end with the Exodus party. Then see what you think of Israel’s ancient leave-taking and the one taking place today. It makes for an interesting contrast. Is today’s leave-taking a logical unfolding of a Zionist dream turned into a nightmare?

Eric Alterman’s ‘I Hate Max Blumenthal’ Handbook

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Max Blumenthal’s reply to Eric Alterman’s latest piece attacking him and his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. The Nation declined to publish Blumenthal’s response.

‘Goliath’ is indispensable to understanding the real Israel in 2013

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If you are an American mainstream reporter in Israel, you have a real challenge, just about every day. You have to wilfully ignore much of the news that is happening right around you. Max Blumenthal went everywhere in Israel/Palestine to dig out the truth about Israel in 2013 — a nation that is becoming more racist, more militarized, and more undemocratic.

Israel lights the spark at Al-Aqsa again

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The situation at al-Aqsa has come to symbolize in painful microcosm the Palestinian story of dispossession. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is betting that greater force will win, but Jonathan Cook says Palestinian youths will continue reaching for the humble stone, exerting what little power they have against a modern Goliath.

Goliath meet David

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The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is posting photos of "weapons" found on the Mavi Marmara to their Flickr account. Here’s one: Marbles and slingshots. (Photo: IsraelMFA)

Bloomberg shoe’d

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Report on NY tv: Many pro-Israeli demonstrations have been held over the last few days, but on Wednesday night there was something different — a pro-Palestinian demonstration. Both sides see this as a simple struggle when it is anything but….

Contribute to Mondoweiss end of the year fundraiser and receive copy of Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

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Picking apart the New York Times Zionist narrative on the Nakba . . . using the New York Times

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Yesterday’s deaths at various demonstrations commemorating the Nakba remind us of one all-important fact: without a just resolution to the Palestinian refugee issue, the state of Israel will never be welcome or accepted in the region. Those killed highlight the importance of a 63 year-old issue which has yet to be resolved or properly addressed. […]