My Promised Land - Ari Shavit

My Promised Land

By Ari Shavit

  • Release Date: 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Middle East
My Promised Land book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 381 Ratings)

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  • My Promised Land

    5
    By Runner 30:02
    The most balanced account of the history of Israel. It opened my eyes and ears to issues and events I wasn't aware of. But ultimately made me proud to be a supporter of Israel.
  • One of the best in it's genre.

    5
    By ZygoteMan
    Candid, insightful, daring, opinionated. Traits many would ascribe to the stereotypic Israeli Sabra. So is Shavit's account in "The Promised Land". In spite of being a personal perspective on a complex subject, the book relies on data that many holding opposing views could agree with it's message. A must-read for all those interested in events evolving between Israelis and Palestinians. The book reads easily and the content illuminates many of the dark corners in the conflict.
  • My Promised Land by Ary Shavit

    5
    By Boubah
    A remarkable open and informative piece of work. Shavit held my interest and opened my eyes to alternative perspectives often slanted either as pro or con Israel. I admire his grasp of his own views balanced with those who oppose today’s quagmire of politics and special interest groups. He has achieved a well written story that should be read by every vested interest in the Middle East.
  • Great reporting authentic,honest analysis poetic,visionary finale!,

    5
    By Andy 5 stars
    Must read
  • My Promised Land

    5
    By PDeacon
    A well written/researched book on the complex political history of the State of Israel. A must read for anyone with an interest in middle east politics and history.
  • My Promised Land

    5
    By Guycbda
    An outstanding journey into the life of a new nation from its very beginning through the eyes of a brilliant and sensitive writer...a great read for anyone wanting to understand some of the complex events taking place in the Middle East.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By pnoble
    A must read for anyone interested in the rich and complex tapestry that is Israel and its history.
  • My promised land

    5
    By David Feig
    An incredibly well researched narrative spanning Israel's formative years through the very recent days. Though some left leaning spinning is evidently woven in, the reader travels through the personal stories of interviewees of Israel's extremely unique experience. A fascinating story extremely well told. A fast read and a real page turner. A must read!
  • Mixed emotions

    5
    By jerzet
    I loved this book! I hated this book! This book made me extremely proud of my Jewish heritage! This book made me morally ashamed! This book filled me with joy and hope! This book made me extremely sad and quite despondent! This book made me love Israel more than ever! This book made me detest much of what Israel stands for! This book made me hopeful for Israel's future! This book made me fearful of its demise! This book instilled in me a new respect for Arabs and Palestinians! This book made me fear them more! This book made me more proud of my country the USA. This book increased my concern and detest of many of its policies and directions! Everyone should read this book! I loved this book! Jerry Chervitz St. Louis, Missouri USA
  • A must read

    5
    By Photoplumber
    A well thought out, eyes-open, emotionally honest, deeply insightful and ultimately very moving portrayal of Israel. An excellent antidote to ignorance and cliché. One of the best, most powerful books on Israel I have ever read.

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