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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It is true that the Palestinian upper and middle classes felt vulnerable; but so did
their Jewish counterparts, as even a cursory examination both of British
documents and of the discussions at the Jewish Agency Executive, the effective ...
question at all and those that did were based on the assumption that most Arabs
would stay in the Jewish State-to-be as equal citizens, rather than be expelled. ...
23 Protocol of the meeting of the Jewish Agency Executive of 7 June 1938, p.
The Jewish Agency's distrust of Abdullah was vividly demonstrated by its
vehement opposition to the presence of Transjordan's British-led Arab Legion in
Mandatory ... 39 Jewish Agency Executive meeting of 7 December 1947, protocol