Friday, November 19, 2010

The Second Intifada, Ten Years Later

This interesting snippet by Moshe Yaalon about the days he was our top general during the 2nd Intifada, sent me to this interesting book of articles. Alas, the book is, well, a book, and I don't see where I'm going to find the time to read it, although I have downloaded it. So I'm announcing it here, and if anyone reads it and wishes to call our attention to some part of it, be my guests.


Morey Altman said...

Ah, looks interesting, I'm also not sure when I could read the whole thing (in the middle of two books at the moment) but here's a thought: divvy up the book amongst writer/blogger friends. We could each read and review one article (there are 11) and you can host the reviews.


Anonymous said...

sounds great Morey
I have printed out the Abstracts and will based on them decide which ones to read but I'm afraid I wouldn't qualify as a reviewer because the significance of the quote Yaacov pointed to would probably have eluded me


Anonymous said...

Reviewed by Leon de Winter

""A New Shoa: The Untold Story of Israel's Victims of Terrorism," is a hard read. Not because it is badly written; it is clear, precise, and eloquent. It is a hard read because it is deeply moving—many times, I had to stop reading and catch my breath, wipe away the tears. Giulio Meotti, an Italian author and journalist, has written a monumental study of pain and grief, of mourning and remembrance, of hatred and love.

The book's title is well-chosen. From the very first pages, Mr. Meotti makes clear that he considers Palestinian terrorism and Arab hatred of Israel and the Jews the continuation of Nazi anti-Semitism. He shows that Palestinian and Arab rhetoric is focused on Jews—not just Israelis. The dream of the Islamists is to destroy the Jewish people, not just the sliver of land called Israel.

This is not a matter of opinion but of facts, which Mr. Meotti's well-researched book provides in abundance. Take just this recent example from a public speech by Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on November 5, 2010:

"Allah willing, their [the Jews'] expulsion from Palestine in its entirety is certain to come. We are no weaker or less honorable than the peoples that expelled and annihilated the Jews. The day we expel them is drawing near. . . ."

Read the rest