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

Micah Goodman (Author) Eylon Levy (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$26.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
September 18, 2018
Pages
264
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300236743

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About the Author

Micah Goodman is the author of four best-selling books in Israel including Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism. He is president of Beit Midrash Yisraeli-Ein Prat, and a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Reviews

"The author's voice is calm, rational, analytical. . . . Beneath the narrative lies a strong foundation of historical and religious research, solid organizational principles, and clear, informed prose. . . . An eloquent expression of the distant hope that deeply committed human beings can stop, inhale deeply, listen, change, and compromise."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Goodman's vision is simple: Israel can't go back. But Israelis can still extricate themselves from the zero-sum game, heal their ideological wounds, and only then begin thinking clearly again about peace with the Palestinians."--Mark Horowitz, Tablet
"A must for anyone who wants to understand the tectonic forces underlying Israeli politics."--Rabbi Robert Orkand, Reform Judaism
"Goodman separates fact from fiction, even-handedly presenting the case for reasonable arguments, and dismissing those which lack legal, political or historical justification."--Jewish Book Council
"Probably the best guide produced in recent years to the present state of Israeli political discourse, and to its woeful limitations."--Haviv Gur, Mosaic, The Best Books of 2018
"Catch-67 is a book that dares to imagine a solution to one of the most intractable geopolitical conflicts in the long history of the Jewish people, but Goodman also embraces a more modest goal: 'I have sought throughout to acquire an understanding heart; to listen with empathy to different viewpoints; and, guided by the spirit of the Talmud, to try to rehabilitate Israel's fractured conversation.' In that effort, he has succeeded magnificently."--Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal
"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