What was the book about Israel a stranger was reading on the train?
June 9, 2015 4:17 AM   Subscribe

Trying to remember a book a woman next to me was reading on the subway. It was contemporary nonfiction about Israeli politics and society. The title was something intriguing and maybe a little provocative; I'm pretty sure it contained the word "Israel". It was not specifically focused on the Israel-Palestine conflict. I think she may have described it as being about shifts in political or cultural identities in Israeli society. Sound familiar?
posted by serathen to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Was it My promised land?
posted by smoke at 5:19 AM on June 9, 2015


Was it Shut Up, I'm Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government?
posted by Sophie1 at 7:15 AM on June 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was going to guess the same title smoke did. The book has received some notice, and it's being made into an HBO documentary.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 7:24 AM on June 9, 2015


Possibilities:

Goliath, by Max Blumenthal
Knowing Too Much or Old Wine, Broken Bottles by Norman Finkelstein
The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 10:45 AM on June 9, 2015


I'm going to guess smoke is right. I remember thinking it sounded like something a Haaretz columnist might write, and Shavit is one. And even if it wasn't the book I ran into before, it looks worth reading.
posted by serathen at 3:16 PM on June 9, 2015


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