Fabricating Israeli history: the "new historians"
Frank Cass, 1997 - 210 עמודים
Israeli historiography has long been subjected to a sustained assault by self-styled 'new historians', vying to expose what they claim to be the distorted Zionist narrative of Israeli history and the Arab-Israeli conflict. They have cast Israel as the regional villain, bearing sole responsibility for the cycle of violence in the Middle East since 1946.
Fabricating Israeli History takes issue with these 'revisionists'. Through careful examination of the documentation that they have used, as well as of sources that the author believes they have either ignored or failed to trace, this book propounds that the historical facts tell a completely different story from the one they propagate. He suggests that, for the most part, the 'new historiography' has involved foul play. Numerous examples are studies in depth to illustrate the author's argument.
This is a thoroughly researched and detailed expose that will shock genuine students of history, politics and Middle Eastern affairs.
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In his own account, it is its challenging of 'the conventional view of the Arab-
Israeli conflict as a simple bipolar affair in which a monolithic and implacably
hostile Arab world is pitted against the Jews'.22 But this claim to newness is
Viewing Palestine as Arab patrimony, 'the very idea of partition was abhorrent to
the Arabs of Palestine' and ... Shlaim also mentions a last-minute desperate
attempt to convince the Arab world of the desirability of partition, made in a secret
'The Arab world is not at all in a compromising mood', he continued: You will
achieve nothing with talk of compromise or peace. You may perhaps achieve
something by force of your arms. We will try to rout you. I am not sure we will