The Unmaking of Israel

Paperback | December 4, 2012

byGershom 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."

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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...

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One of Newsweek's Ten Best Books of the YearIn this penetrating and provocative look at the state of contemporary Israel, acclaimed Israeli historian and journalist Gershom Gorenberg reveals how the nation's policies are undermining its democracy and existence as a Jewish state, and explains what must be done to bring it back from the ...

Gershom Gorenberg has written forThe New York Review of Books,The New York Times Magazine,The Atlantic, and, in Hebrew,Ha'aretz. He is a senior correspondent forThe American Prospectand blogs at SouthJerusalem.com. Gorenberg is the author ofThe Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977andThe End of Days: Fun...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061985090

ISBN - 13:9780061985096

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“[Gorenberg’s] book is solidly researched and elegantly argued. It combines history and analysis, love and anger. Somehow, it avoids moralism. If you read one book on Irsael, this shoud be it.