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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Moreover Meir's own verbal report on the conversation, which Shlaim fails to
bring in his book despite his keen awareness of its existence (he cites the part of
this report which does not address the November 1947 meeting), proves beyond
Even if Shlaim deems Meir's account of her November 1947 meeting to be
unreliable, his rriinimum obligation still is to introduce it to his readers and to
explain his reasons for discounting it. But then there is no particular reason to
suspect that ...
As Papp£ put it: In November 1947, King Abdullah met the head of the Political
Department of the Jewish Agency, Golda Meyerson (Meir), and offered the Jews
an independent Jewish republic as part of a Hashemite monarchy covering ...