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Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War (Paperback)
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Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 26/11/2019
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A controversial examination of the internal Israeli debate over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a best-selling Israeli author

Since the Six-Day War, Israelis have been entrenched in a national debate over whether to keep the land they conquered or to return some, if not all, of the territories to Palestinians. In 2017, best-selling Israeli author Micah Goodman published a balanced and insightful analysis of the situation that quickly became one of Israel's most debated books of the year. Now available in English translation with a new preface by the author, Catch-67 deftly sheds light on the ideas that have shaped Israelis' thinking on both sides of the debate, and among secular and religious Jews about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Contrary to opinions that dominate the discussion, he shows that the paradox of Israeli political discourse is that both sides are right in what they affirm-and wrong in what they deny. Although he concludes that the conflict cannot be solved, Goodman is far from a pessimist and explores how instead it can be reduced in scope and danger through limited, practical steps. Through philosophical critique and political analysis, Goodman builds a creative, compelling case for pragmatism in a dispute where a comprehensive solution seems impossible.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300248418
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An astonishingly succinct and trenchant guide to the complexities of the internal Israeli debate."-Peter Berkowitz, RealClearPolitics
"Catch-67 plumbs the ideological and historical depths of the arguments of both the right and the left, treating them with equal respect. Goodman's book won't bring an end to what has long been our most urgent national conversation, but it does demonstrate, by both precept and example, how best to participate in it."-Avi Shilon, Jewish Review of Books

"Goodman emerges as a thinking, open person who is not fixed in his ideas, and is sincerely searching for a way to create an exit from the maze in which we're trapped. He is endowed with a real ability to listen, something rare in these parts."-Ehud Barak, Haaretz


"Micah Goodman offers us a way forward through introducing a different kind of dialogue into a deeply divided Israeli society. By shifting the debate away from empty slogans and towards concrete solutions, he provides a way out of the rut that we've been in since 1967 and enables us to make the tough decisions, heal the rifts and continue to live as one people."-Tzipi Livni, former Foreign Minister of Israel

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