Christopher Shrimpton

A campus novel with a difference: The Netanyahus, by Joshua Cohen, reviewed

A comedy about a Jewish academic’s unexpected arrival at an American university is combined with a series of lectures on Zionism

Joshua Cohen. Credit: Getty Images

Dr Benzion Netanyahu’s reputation precedes him. ‘A true genius, who also happens to be a major statesman and political hero,’ writes one former colleague in a letter of recommendation. Unhelpfully, another letter follows where a different former colleague describes him as a ‘prolific rabble-rouser’, with ‘a history of inciting terrorist violence’.

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