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


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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