Search Results: "Shabtai Teveth"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 1996

"Compelling characters like Elad and the loyal army secretary who lies for generals and prime ministers (and lies down with them) offer dramatic potential, but the possibilities are not exploited by Teveth's flat writing style."
An overlong recounting of a long-past Israeli political scandal. Read full book review >

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BEN-GURION AND THE HOLOCAUST by Shabtai Teveth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This tendentious paraphrasing of Segev's views exemplifies Teveth's generally no-holds-barred defense of Ben-Gurion and the entire JAE, and undermines the presentation of a historical record that is more ambiguous than Teveth would have it."
Some truth in advertising is needed here: This is a work not so much about the main founder and leader of the modern state of Israel as it is a record of the entire Jewish Agency Executive (JAE), the de facto governing body of the Jewish community in mandatory Palestine, in trying to rescue Jews for the Nazi death machine. Read full book review >

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UNCLE PERETZ TAKES OFF by Yaakov Shabtai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Richly varied and moving fiction: the work of a little-known writer who deserves to be remembered."
Family obligation and religious and political allegiance: such are the dominant themes in this first English-language collection of the work of the late (1934-81) Israeli author. Read full book review >