At Thanksgiving, Americans express anger at the overwhelming power imbalance between Israel and Gazan forces in recent conflict
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Jerry Slater argues that Max Blumenthal could have won more converts to a new understanding of Israel if he had adopted a less confrontational tone in his book “Goliath”
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
When Atlantic editor Robert Wright invited JJ Goldberg to engage with Max Blumenthal on the online political debating forum Bloggingheads, Goldberg declined, as Eric Alterman did before him.
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. […]
Sohrab Ahmari is proud of trashing Max Blumenthal’s book Goliath
Goliath is not reflexive anti-Zionism, and Eric Alterman is part of the reason the book is not getting mainstream attention
Chris Hedges and Andrew Sullivan have leaped to defend Max Blumenthal’s “Goliath” as an important revelation about Israel
NY Times runs a full-page ad smearing Max Blumenthal as an anti-Semite because he is critical of Israel; and the ad is the paper’s first mention of his important 2013 book, Goliath.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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)
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….
James Fallows provides Max Blumenthal’s breakthrough to the mainstream, a piece in the Atlantic signifying Goliath’s importance
“Today is one of the most tragic days in the history of the Jewish people” – A letter to the Israel Action Committee of a synagogue in Westchester, New York shows the anguish a growing number of American Jews are feeling towards Israel and its actions in Gaza.
Alterman continues to take cheap potshots at Max Blumenthal, whom Liel Liebovitz compares to Dostoevsky. Let’s have a serious debate between these writers.
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When is the mainstream media going to cover the firestorm Max Blumenthal’s book Goliath has created among rightwing ideological supporters of Israel?
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. […]
Eric Alterman writes a third piece criticizing Max Blumenthal’s book on Israel. The disputants should engage in a public debate, and stop lobbing inkbombs at one another
Despite attempts to shut down Max Blumenthal’s book tour stop at the liberal think tank the New America Foundation, his lecture on Israeli policies to “finish 48” was well received.
In Part II of Phan Nguyen’s study on Eric Alterman’s questionable statements on Palestine and Israel he addresses the careless and false accusations that Alterman makes against Max Blumenthal’s book Goliath, and demonstrates that Alterman is an unreliable commentator on Palestine/Israel.
Max Blumenthal’s new book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel came out earlier this week, and he was on Democracy Now! this morning to discuss the four years of reporting from Israel/Palestine that went into the book.