Lords Of The Land Tells The Tragic Story Of Jewish Settlement In The West Bank And Gaza Strip In The Aftermath Of The 1967 War And Israel S Devastating Victory Over Its Arab Neighbors, Catastrophe Struck Both The Soul And Psyche Of The State Of Israel Based On Years Of Research, And Written By One Of Israel S Leading Historians And Journalists, This Involving Narrative Focuses On The Settlers Themselves Often Fueled By Messianic Zeal But Also Inspired By The Original Zionist Settlers And Shows The Role The State Of Israel Has Played In Nurturing Them Through Massive Economic Aid And Legal Sanctions The Occupation, The Authors Argue, Has Transformed The Very Foundations Of Israel S Society, Economy, Army, History, Language, Moral Profile, And International Standing The Vast Majority Of The 6.5 Million Israelis Who Live In Their Country Do Not Know Any Other Reality, The Authors Write The Vast Majority Of The 3.5 Million Palestinians Who Live In The Regions Of Their Occupied Land Do Not Know Any Other Reality The Prolonged Military Occupation And The Jewish Settlements That Are Perpetuating It Have Toppled Israeli Governments And Have Brought Israel S Democracy And Its Political Culture To The Brink Of An Abyss. Oppression and occupation are such banal tasks of collusion, power, and winking acquiescence What is most interesting is how the land is transformed into ideology, religion, and identity Damning. This book really shows how physical land can be transformed into somethingthan just dirt and rocks It s main premise is how ideology used as justification for outright theft and murder For anyone who wants to know what this whole settle
An expose of the nature of the Israeli settlement movement and its disproportionate influence in Israeli politics and Israel s relations with Palestine Polemical, but good. A compelling book about an important subject at least for an American reader for whom these issues and events are not generally well known but there were a few issues that stopped me from finding the book really useful and enlightening My biggest complaint is that it s really, really hard to tell from this book just how central these characters and the settler movement as a whole are integrated into mainstream Israeli and, by extension, Israeli American politics Maybe this is because Zerta A compelling book about an important subject at least for an American reader for whom these issues and events are not generally well known but there were a few issues that stopped me from finding the book really useful and enlightening My biggest complaint is that it s really, really hard to tell from this book just how central these characters and the settler movement as a whole are integrated into mainstream Israeli and, by extension, Israeli American politics Maybe this is because Zertal is an Israeli author writing in Hebrew for an Israeli audienceand can thus assume that her readers already have a general understanding of the status popularity visibility in mainstream Israeli politica
One of the greatest books dealing with the rise of Israel s settler movement, tracing its historical roots, dissecting the tactics settlers use and showcasing Israel s government complete backing for this enterprise A must read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here. A book that will give you a good understanding of the settlements and of the settlers ideology. An ok book, being 65 I ve grown up with this, so the topic was not as riveting as I expected. infuriating, heartbreaking and incredibly informative it was hard to read this book in one go as it was like getting punched in the stomach with the point over and over again.
- 531 pages
- Lords of the Land
- Idith Zertal
- 28 May 2019 Idith Zertal