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

Posted by Glezele Vayne on November 17, 2010

by Giulio Meotti /  Reviewed by: Ibn Warraq

 A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorismby Giulio Meotti

  • Publisher: Encounter Bookis
  • Pages: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Price: $27.95
  • Available At: Amazon

Ibn Warraq is a visiting fellow at the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; an independent scholar; and the author of five books on Islam and Koranic criticism

Giulio Meotti, who is neither an Israeli nor a Jew but a concerned and compassionate Italian journalist and author (his work has appeared in Il Foglio in Rome, the Wall Street Journal, and Commentary), has written A New Shoah, a necessary book on the “unsung dead of Israel.” As Uri Baruch, a French Jew born to Holocaust survivors who lost a daughter in a terrorist attack, said, “Just as for the victims of the Holocaust we say ‘every Jew has a name,’ so also the victims of terrorism today have names.” (Giulio Meotti is an Italian journalist and author. He has expertise on antisemitism, Israel, islam and the middle east. His columns have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary and Yedioth Ahronoth. Mr. Meotti graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in philosophy-ed.)

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In Meotti’s book, we see beyond the brutal statistics to the individuals, to the souls, to the names of terrorists’ victims. The numbers, of course, are gruesome enough: In the last 15 years, there have been more than 150 suicide attacks, and more than 500 have been prevented; 1,557 people have been killed and 17,000 injured. The terrorists make no distinction between military and civilian targets, and, in fact, only 25 percent of the Israeli victims have been soldiers. The great majority of victims are poor. The victims could be the elderly, as in Rishon Lezion, where a group of senior citizens were killed while enjoying the cool air on the patio; or a mother and her two young children, as in Metzer; or teenage girls like Rachel Teller and Abigail Litle, who “loved humanity and nature” and worked enthusiastically on an Arab-Jewish project for peace, and Shiri Negari, who signed her e-mails “Voyager in the World.”

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