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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As he put it: 'Many of the arguments that are central to the new historiography
were advanced long ago by Israeli writers, not to mention Palestinian, Arab, and
Western writers' He could not be more right. The moralistic message of the 'new ...
In the realm of archival documentation, argues Shlaim, in what represents the
standard position of the 'new historians': Although many of the arguments of the
new historiography are not new, there is a qualitative difference between this ...
Censuring Papp£ as 'the fly in the ointment of the New Historiography',2 he has
tirelessly sung the praise of 'objective' history writing: "The historian of the Israeli-
Arab conflict must endeavour to write on this conflict as if [he were writing on] the