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Fabricating Israeli History: The 'New Historians'

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Israeli historiography is under assault by "new historians" exposing "Zionist narrative." This text takes issue with these "revisionists," arguing that they have ignored or misinterpreted much documentation in developing their analysis of Israel's history.
Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 10th 2000 by Routledge
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Kristopher Swinson
A little circumlocutory, this work deserves a rounding up to 4 on account of my gratitude for its service to the cause of integrity. By chance, it made passing reference to author Bernard Wasserstein's private admission of valid points for weakness to his method, but public persistence in denouncing Karsh; only the other day, I read what everyone touts as Wasserstein's complete impartiality, only to be stunned by his frequent departure for blatant bias.

Along the way of demonstrating by passage a
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Emma
Apr 04, 2010 Emma rated it really liked it
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looks in depth into several instances of the very creative rewriting of historical events around the formation of Israel by those who would prefer that it hadn't been.

most readable is a late chapter on the history of UK involvement. their historic ties and treaties with the governments of the Arab countries they helped create after WWI goes a long way to explaining the continued entrenched hostility towards Israel.
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Jan 30, 2016 Lucas Johnson rated it it was amazing
Although this is by no means a complete introduction to historical research or the Israeli/Arab conflict, the author provides many useful lessons on both topics throughout the work. I find Karsh's accusations of dishonesty, lack of balance, and sheer laziness convincing in most regards. It is difficult to acknowledge error, but malfeasance can generally only be judged by others, since humans are terrible at admitting wrongdoing. I believe that many of the writers Karsh eviscerates in this volume ...more
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Efraim Karsh is director of the Middle East Forum, editor of the Middle East Quarterly, and Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.

Born and raised in Israel, Mr. Karsh earned his undergraduate degree in Arabic language and literature and modern Middle Eastern history from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his graduate and doctoral degrees in international
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