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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Indeed the veracity of Kimche's estimates is borne out, inter alia, by a
contemporary report by Sir John Bagot Glubb (Glubb Pasha), Commander of the
Arab Legion, assessing the strength of the Iraqi army in the Nablus area between
As noted earlier, it was Glubb Pasha who first claimed that Bevin gave Abul Huda
the approval to invade the Arab, but not the Jewish parts of Mandatory Palestine
after the British withdrawal. His account has Abul Huda treating Bevin to a ...
... when Whitehall acquiesced in a request by Glubb Pasha to provide the Arab
Legion with an additional 30 days' worth of ammunition.17 Keenly aware that
Bevin' s detailed report demolishes his thesis of British sanctification of the