A New Shoah

Giulio Meotti, an Italian author and journalist, has written a monumental study of pain and grief, of mourning and remembrance, of hatred and love. It must have been almost unbearable to write this book. Mr. Meotti gave the Jewish victims names and faces and, amid all that horror, packed his book also with descriptions of hundreds of acts of human kindness and dignity. The book is filled with these moments of intense pain, but this 400-page study of Jewish love of life is indispensable for anybody who wants to understand Israel’s position in the world and the tragic position of the Jews in history. In a Continent stuck in denial about both Palestinian anti-Semitism and Europe’s own resurgent Jew-hatred, hidden behind the label of anti-Zionism, Mr. Meotti’s hard read is a breath of fresh air“. The Wall Street Journal

“At the heart of the Jewish tradition is a metaphysics of radical hope: The world is a good place, and by our efforts we can make it better. Meotti demonstrates that this life-affirming spirit remains alive in modern Israel, and A New Shoah is more than the story of victims of terrorism. It is a tribute to the power of determination and hope” The Weekly Standard

“A New Shoah is a labor of love. In his introduction, as well as in the pages of the often horrifying stories themselves, Meotti’s passionate devotion to Jews and their state is always on display. In this era of rampant marginalization and delegitimization of the Jewish state across Europe and increasingly in the United States, a paean to the Jews and their state from a man with Meotti’s soul and pen is a welcome relief to those of us watching with both recognition and dread the world’s renewed abject hatred for Israel”. Commentary

Giulio Meotti, who is neither an Israeli nor a Jew but a concerned and compassionate Italian journalist and author, has written a necessary book on the ‘unsung dead of Israel’. we must be grateful to Giulio Meotti for his magisterial work, for rescuing from oblivion the names of ordinary and yet heroic men and women, an authentic hazkara, an act of remembrance“.

National Review

“Genocide in Israel”

National Review

“A tough and necessary job. There have been few books in English that chronicled the second intifada from this point of view. There have been even fewer that dared to examine the suffering inflicted by the murderous attacks.Giulio Meotti has provided an important testament to the victims of terror. It is too bad there are not more like him” Jerusalem Post

“A memorial chant”

The Jewish Press

Who is A7 Op-ed writer Giulio Meotti? (Israelntionalnews)

“An exceedingly painful but necessary book. A cri de coeur, impossible to read without tears. We owe him our deep gratitude. He has succeeded admirably in ensuring that the victims are not forgotten”

Chicago Jewish Star

“Meotti spent four years in Israel meeting with the families of the fallen, absorbing their stories, and marinating in their sorrow. The book lovingly and unsparingly describes the victims and survivors of Palestinian terror attacks, making flesh the abstract newspaper headlines that antiseptically summarize (and minimize) the brutal carnage”.

Claremont Review of Books

“Meotti spent four years doing research on Israel’s terror victims on the premise that only a foreigner can look into the hearts of Israelis. He has harsh criticism against Europe in its attitude towards Israel”

Yedioth Ahronoth

Imperfect Chronicle”  The Journal of International Security Affairs 

“‘Every Jew has a name’. So begins this historic work by Italian reporter Giulio Meotti. He teaches the reader about Israel and the Jewish nation. A New Shoah is a must read for its historic significance and current relevance. It is an important work, not just to the Israeli people, but to the world.” New York Journal of Books

“One of the most important books of our time”


“Giulio Meotti’s new book is painfully compelling and should be read widely, especially by non-Jews. It is one of those rare books that might move even a few anti-Semites with hearts of stone, and others, to contemplate yet again how evil stalks the land so many believe to be holy. His book is a noble effort to save the names of Jewish victims of terror for posterity, in the same spirit as those who work at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to preserve the names of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Meotti’s book should help remove any lingering doubts on why conflict persists in the Holy Land, and why support for Israel, in our time, is a moral urgency for anyone with a sense of history”  Toronto Sun

“A fascinating look at the relentless attempt to make Israel disappear”  World Net Daily

“The Holocaust is still part of the agenda” Hadassah Magazine

“A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism” tells a heart-wrenching story that almost never makes the front pages—or even the back pages—of the world’s newspapers: the story of what jihadist terrorism has done to the lives, souls and memories of the people of the State of Israel. The European edition of the Wall Street Journal called the book “a monumental study of pain and grief, of mourning and remembrance, of hatred and love,” which is not an exaggeration. Nor is the title of Meotti’s study misplaced, for he powerfully asserts the continuity between Nazi-era Jew-hatred and the annihilationist project of Hamas and similar jihadist organizations today.  It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to measure the full human drama underway in the Holy Land”.

George Weigel 

“The events of Itamar reminded me of the slaughter of the Clutter family in Kansas in 1959, the crime that inspired Truman Capote’s extraordinary work of journalism, “In Cold Blood”. We have our Capote after all. He is an Italian journalist named Giulio Meotti, the author of a staggering work: “A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism”…

Ricochet – Judith Levy

“Israel is experiencing what Italian journalist Giulio Meotti calls ‘A New Shoah‘, the title of his book that tells the stories of those victims and restores their humanity”

Bruce Thornton (Hoover Institution)

I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about the future of the Jewish State”

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

“A Righteous Gentile”

Makor Rishon- Professor Hillel Weiss

“Painful, well-documented and fact-filled book”

Jerusalem Post

“His book is devoted to telling the story of Israeli terror victims, many of whom are survivors of the Shoah”

Baltimore Jewish Times

“Other books, by writers such as Natan Sharansky, Léon Poliakov, Alan Dershowitz and Giulio Meotti speak of “demonization,” and explain how it works”

Hudson Institute

“A beautifully conceived work”

Bruce Bawer

“Meotti’s profiles of Israeli victims of jihad terror are impossible to read without being overcome by sadness at the tragic waste of it all, and anger at the West’s faltering in the face of this monstrous evil”.


“Scotland and Jews”

American Thinker

“Meotti writes so powerfully in his heartbreaking and very necessary book”

New English Review – Hillel Kutler

“The Oral Historian of Israel’s Terror War”

Michael Totten

“I’ve been meaning for some time to praise Giulio Meotti’s very moving and in many waysunique book on Jewish and Israeli victims of the post-9/11 killing spree, which he calls A New Shoah. I have two objections to Meotti’s elegant and important work ….But you’ve got to read it”.

Michael Ledeen

“Daunting, heartbreaking and difficult to read. In a sobering and unusual fashion, Meotti gives vitality to those victims”

Rachel Ehrenfeld – Family Security Matters

“One of the best Jewish books of the year”

Jewish Ideas Daily

“As Italian journalist Giulio Meotti warns in his book, ‘A New Shoah’, we are on the verge of a nightmare”

Yedioth Ahronoth

Justice but not expiation” (IsraelNationalNews)

“A book that deserves to be widely disseminated, and widely read”

New English Review

“This most impressive work is a valuable publication that presents a comprehensive picture of the many acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens. It is a very useful tool that fills the information gaps that unfortunately exist among many in the international community—including the media—and even decision makers, in regard to events in Israel and to our daily struggle for survival. There is no doubt that making this information readily available, together with the detailed descriptions that help increase awareness of the cruel impact of terrorism on the victims, is a very important contribution to a better understanding of life in Israel.”

Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset 

“Giulio Meotti’s book recounts in detail the kinds of terrorist attacks to which Israel has been repeatedly subjected, and which threaten the rest of the civlized world if we collectively do not take the threat seriously and respond effectively.”

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

“As Meotti vividly demonstrates in this powerful book, what is generally called the Arab-Israeli ‘conflict’ is in reality a relentless war being waged by the Arab/Muslim world to wipe the State of Israel off the map, and his account of how this war has affected its Jewish victims is unforgettable and indispensable.”

Norman Podhoretz

“At a time when a resurgent Judenhass shames Europe, Giulio Meotti has done something rare and honorable, and chosen to remember, in powerful and fiercely eloquent prose, the victims of the remorseless assault on the Jewish state. In doing so, he indicts with devastating clarity not only their depraved enemies but those in the ‘civilized’ world who indulge and encourage  such barbarism even as it prepares to devour them. This is a unique and valuable book: a portrait of a virulent global psychosis, and the real lives it snuffs out in one tiny strip of land.”

Mark Steyn, bestselling author of America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It

“We have become accustomed to talk blandly of ‘terrorism’ as if it were some sort of abstraction. But Giulio Meotti in meticulous fashion puts human faces on the body count from the organized Palestinian terrorist killing of Israeli civilians—and thereby reminds us that this is not a morally equivalent struggle, but a systematic effort to extinguish Israelis and the civilization that they have created.”

Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of Carnage and Culture

“With eloquence and compassion, Giulio Meotti puts a human face on the atrocities suffered by nearly two thousand Israelis killed in terrorist incidents.”

Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum and distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution

“Giulio Meotti belongs to this precious and tiny group of people to whom the Western world owes the preservation of its honor, freedoms, and dignity in a time of totalitarian media control, unlimited oil corruption, terror and violent anti-Semitism. In our time of fashionable cowardice, Meotti’s book is a monument of love and courage dedicated to the forgotten Israeli and Jewish victims of Islamic jihad in Israel and in the world.”

Bat Ye’or, author of the bestseller Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis

Meotti has given us a moving work of mourning, a new “Shoah” in memory of the many victims of the new wave of anti-Semitism. Let us hope that this book will awaken Europeans to their duty toward the Jews, whose vigil down the centuries has been an example to us all”

Roger Scruton

“Western Word Radio”

“A wonderful book. I have only read the first few chapters but cannot put it down”

Phyllis Chesler

“The untold stories of Israel’s tragic victims of terrorism”

Jewish News

“The victims have faces”

American Thinker

“A major contribution to the public record of Israel’s long, and continuing, struggle to exist”



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