Catch ’67 by Micah Goodman

Catch 67 - The Left, The Right, and the Legacy of the Six Day War
Micah Goodman

Catch ’67 | The Left, The Right and The Legacy of the Six Day War by Micah Goodman, a best-selling Israeli author analyzes the complicated situation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“A must for anyone who wants to understand the tectonic forces underlying Israeli politics.”—Rabbi Robert Orkand, Reform Judaism

“An eloquent expression of the distant hope that deeply committed human beings can stop, inhale deeply, listen, change, and compromise.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review 

Since the Six-Day War, Israelis have been entrenched in a national debate over whether to keep the land they conquered or to return some, if not all, of the territories to Palestinians. In 2017, best-selling Israeli author Micah Goodman published a balanced and insightful analysis of the situation that quickly became one of Israel’s most debated books of the year. Now available in English translation with a new preface by the author, Catch-67 deftly sheds light on the ideas that have shaped Israelis’ thinking on both sides of the debate, and among secular and religious Jews about the Israeli‑Palestinian conflict.

Contrary to opinions that dominate the discussion, he shows that the paradox of Israeli political discourse is that both sides are right in what they affirm—and wrong in what they deny. Although he concludes that the conflict cannot be solved, Goodman is far from a pessimist and explores how instead it can be reduced in scope and danger through limited, practical steps. Through philosophical critique and political analysis, Goodman builds a creative, compelling case for pragmatism in a dispute where a comprehensive solution seems impossible.

Micah Goodman is the author of four best-selling books in Israel including Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism. He is president of Beit Midrash Yisraeli–Ein Prat, and a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

  • ISBN: 0300236743
  • 264 pages
  • October 8, 2019

Published by: Yale University Press