Charles Glass: Post-Zionist historiography
24 June 2004
Show More A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples by Ilan Pappe.
Cambridge, 333 pp., £15.99, January 2004, 0 521 55632 5Show More
The Gun and the Olive Branch by David Hirst.
Faber, 624 pp., £16.99, August 2003, 0 571 21945 4Show More
The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited by Benny Morris.
Cambridge, 664 pp., £70, January 2004, 0 521 81120 1Show More
“... historians, armed with Zionism’s own documents, tell a different story from Abba Eban’s at the UN or Moshe Dayan’s on his American fund-raising tours, people listen. One post-Zionist historian, BennyMorris, has taken the argument a step further: yes, he says, Ben-Gurion and the Haganah had a hand in expelling Arabs; but, no, there was nothing wrong with this. Morris told the Haaretz journalist ...”