Old Wine, Broken Bottle
Ari Shavit's Promised Land

Finkelstein, Norman G.
Date Written:  2014-04-24
Publisher:  OR Books
Year Published:  2014
Pages:  100pp   Price:  $10   ISBN:  978-1-939293-46-6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19781

My Promised Land by Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit has been one of the most widely discussed and lavishly praised books about Israel in recent years. It has garnered encomiums from a broad spectrum of influential voices, including Thomas Friedman, David Remnick, Jonathan Freedland, Jeffrey Goldberg, Franklin Foer, and Dwight Garner. Were he not already inured to the logrolling that passes for informed opinion on this topic, Norman Finkelstein might have been surprised, astonished even. That’s because, as he reveals with typical precision, My Promised Land is riddled with omission, distortion, falsehood, and sheer nonsense.

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