The Unmaking of Israel by Gershom Gorenberg

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Prominent Israeli journalist GershomGorenberg offers a penetrating and provocativelook at how the balance of power in Israel has shifted toward extremism,threatening the prospects for peace and democracy as the Israeli-Palestinianconflict intensifies. Informing his examination using interviews in Israel andthe West Bank and with access to previously classified Israeli documents, Gorenberg delivers an incisive discussion of the causes andtrends of extremism in Israel’s government and society. Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The AmazingAdventures of Kavalier and Clay, writes, "until I read The Unmaking of Israel, I didn't think it could bepossible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel,a place that I began at last, under the spell of GershomGorenberg's lucid and dispassionate yet intenselypersonal writing, to understand."
 

About Gershom Gorenberg

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Gershom Gorenberg has written for the Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, New York Review of Books, Foreign Policy, and Ha'aretz. He is the author of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977; The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount; and the coauthor of The Jerusalem Report's 1996 biography of Yitzhak Rabin, Shalom Friend, which won the National Jewish Book Award. As a commentator on Middle East affairs and on religion, Gorenberg has appeared on Sixty Minutes, Nightline, Dateline NBC, NPR's Fresh Air, and on CNN and the BBC. For many years an associate editor of The Jerusalem Report, he is now a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. He blogs at SouthJerusalem.com. Gorenberg made aliyah from California in 1977. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, journalist Myra Noveck, and their three children.
 
Published November 8, 2011 by Harper. 341 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A Jerusalem-based journalist presents his exegesis on how Israel came together and how he sees it coming apart.

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Israel’s victory in the 1967 war may have carried the seeds of the country’s decline.

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Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The AmazingAdventures of Kavalier and Clay, writes, "until I read The Unmaking of Israel, I didn't think it could bepossible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel,a place that I began at last, under...

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