Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom. Norman Finkelstein, University of California Press, 2018.

Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read. In his preface, Norman Finkelstein writes that this work “has been a painstaking, fastidious undertaking born of a visceral detestation of falsehood, in particular when it is put in the service of power and human life hangs in the balance.”

He writes that “Gaza is about a Big Lie composed of a thousand, often seemingly abstruse and arcane, little lies. The objective of this book is to refute that Big Lie by exposing each of the little lies.”  His meticulous inquest into Israel’s wars on Gaza raises many questions about society, and his findings are particularly generalizable to other current wars.

Read Judith Deutsch’s  full review on New York Journal of Books