WINNER OF THE NATAN BOOK AWARD


WINNER OF THE 2013 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD

AN AUTHORITATIVE AND DEEPLY PERSONAL NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

BY ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNALISTS WRITING ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY

“A beautiful, mesmerizing, morally serious, and vexing book. I’ve been waiting most of my adult life for an Israeli to plumb the deepest mysteries of his country’s existence and share his discoveries, and Ari Shavit does so brilliantly.”

—Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent, The Atlantic

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Ari Shavit on NPR’s Fresh Air

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Dissent Magazine

[A] valuable new book… Its success indicates something intriguing: a significant audience for a serious discussion about Israel, rooted in reality and without polemic. Shavit’s book provides an in-depth portrait of contemporary Israeli society in a way that few recent books have—or have even attempted. From the founders’ dilemmas and romantic yearnings for statehood to […]

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The Washington Post on My Promised Land

“A virtue of Shavit’s virtuous book is that it exhumes the dream of Zionism — and also its success.”— Washington Post

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