Adam LeBor

What a State to Be In

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

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‘Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.’ It may seem a trifle incongruous to open a review of a book about the modern-day Jewish state with a verse from the New Testament, but the instructions, and predictions, of the apostle Matthew could well serve as a summary for Max Blumenthal’s ferocious assault on modern-day Israel.

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