Over the line

Larry Derfner’s new book is sure to raise your blood pressure

By BEN FISHER
May 18, 2017 21:40
4 minute read.
Larry Derfner

Larry Derfner. (photo credit: JUST WORLD BOOKS)

 
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No Country for Jewish Liberals is a political history of Israel’s recent decades intertwined with a memoir by American-Israeli journalist Larry Derfner.

The author, a former Jerusalem Post writer currently on the staff of Haaretz, made aliya from Los Angeles in 1985, and recounts growing up in the southern part of that city, interacting with the predominantly African-American clientele of his father’s liquor store.

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