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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... which he thought would be ill-advised in the first place;31 but this suggestion
generated no response from the participants, only a brief comment by Ben-
Gurion that: a) In the Jewish State there will be several minorities as follows:
Far from discussing the implementation of the transfer idea, the meeting focused
on the affirmative action that had to be taken on behalf of the Arab minority, and
the disagreements between participants revolved around the extent to which the
Contrary to Morris's narration, however, Ben-Gurion's view as cited above was
not amenable to most participants in the meeting; indeed, after listening to his
colleagues Ben-Gurion changed his mind and endorsed the American proposal.