It’s a half ass review because the author is an ass and I stopped reading halfway through.
Ari Shavit, a reporter for Haaretz newspaper, wrote his personal and personalized history of Israel, as My Promised Land.
It’s a left-leaning mea culpa that alternately excoriates and praises those responsible for Israel’s creation and survival.
I forgave Shavit for referring to his great-grandfather, who emigrated to Ottoman Palestine in 1897, as a colonialist.
Having set the tone of the book with this take on events, it only got worse
I reached my breaking point on page 221 when he stated,
“Enlightened Israelis and American Jews are ashamed of Israel.”
What the fuck?
Here is a representative of the left-wing telling me if I’m not ashamed of Israel, I’m unenlightened.
Liberal Jews have their heads so far up their own asses they have to look out of their navels, but I’m not enlightened.
I’ll have you know, Mr. Shavit, I’m enlightened and proud of Israel, very proud, and you have earned an official TMQ2 invitation to…
SHUT THE FUCK UP