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on 26 December 2014
Max Blumenthal has done an incredible work. I have to say that I am really pleased with the rigour, with which the facts are reported (the book contains a detailed note section with references), and with the writing style. The book is highly readable, and I feel grateful to the author for dedicating so much time and work to writing such a fine piece. Such quality work is not something I come across so often.
For someone like me who is not so familiar with the situation in Israel/Palestine, this book is a must read. It offers a description of a situation that does not get as much media coverage as it probably should, especially given the dependence of Israel on foreign money. Blumenthal immersed himself inside the Israeli society, and thus allows us to see things from the perspective of the locals. This makes the book unique and pretty much unmissable. I also appreciated Blumenthal's historical approach in describing the roots of a conflict that unfortunately does not seem to have much chance to be resolved any time soon.
Overall, this book is the work of a great journalist, that deserves to be read. I would definitely recommend buying it.