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A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel's Victims of Terrorism

Author: Giulio Meotti
ISBN: 978-1594034770
Original Region: United States
Original Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
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Every day in Israel, memorials are held for people killed simply because they were Jews--condemned by the fury of Islamic fundamentalism. A New Shoah is the first book devoted to telling the story of these Israeli terror victims. It centers on a previously unheard oral history of the Middle Eastern conflict from the viewpoint of the Jewish victims and their families.

Ten years ago, Palestinian terrorist groups launched their Second Intifada, resulting in an Israeli "Ground Zero" with 1,500 civilian victims. Israel is a tiny country, and this number would be proportionally equivalent to about 54,000 terror victims in the United States. The hundreds of attacks in Israel, day after day, amount to a sort of "new Shoah," as Roger Scruton explains in his foreword. Giulio Meotti spoke to many of the Israeli families that have been destroyed by terror attacks on all the ordinary places of everyday life: on buses, kibbutzim, religious places, cafés and restaurants. Many of the survivors told their heartbreaking stories of loss for the first time. In these human fragments lie the raison d'être for the State of Israel, the first country in the world to experience suicide bombings on a massive scale, the fruit of jihadi nihilism.

About the Author:

Giulio Meotti is an Italian author and a journalist with Il Foglio, a national daily in Rome. His columns have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary and in the major Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. Mr. Meotti graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in philosophy. He has expertise on antisemitism, Israel, Islam, multiculturalism and Middle East.


"A monumental study of pain and grief, of mourning and remembrance, of hatred and love.Indispensable for anybody who wants to understand Israel's position in the world and the tragic position of the Jews in history"
—The Wall Street Journal

"Giulio Meotti's book recounts in detail the kinds of terrorist attacks to which Israel has been repeatedly subjected, and which threaten the rest of the civlized world if we collectively do not take the threat seriously and respond effectively".
—John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

"Powerful, unforgettable and indispensable."
—Norman Podhoretz

"Meotti has chosen to remember, in powerful and fiercely eloquent prose, the victims of the remorseless assault on the Jewish state. It's a unique book"
—Mark Steyn, bestselling author of America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It

"This most impressive work is a valuable publication that presents a comprehensive picture of the many acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens"
—Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset

Hardcover: 428 pages

Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches

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