Image and reality of the israel palestine conflict pdf
Finkelstein - Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, 2nd ed. (2003) - Synopsis
Jump to navigation. The prospects for war between Israel and the Arab nations may be fading, but the war of the historians rages on. For some years, revisionists have been dismantling Israeli and Arab myths created in the formative years of the conflict. Now, as in this book, the revisionists themselves are under attack for not going far enough. Finkelstein already has one victory to his credit. That landmark essay is included in this collection and is the best of his offerings.
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Finkelstein examines and scrutinizes popular historical versions of the conflict by authors such as Joan Peters , Benny Morris , Anita Shapira and Abba Eban. The text draws upon Finkelstein's doctoral political science work. Finkelstein, expanding upon his doctorate thesis, writes that the modern Zionist historical tradition is based on a series of ideologically-charged systematic biases , all of which face considerable problems when measured up with the actual record in his view. For example, he specifically refers to the Palestinian exodus before Israeli independence and the purported causes. Finkelstein credits Zionist military aggression upon Palestinian villages and calls for a transfer of populations as driving Palestinian refugees out of their lands, rather than a voluntary exodus occurring mixed in with orders to leave from Arabic leaders and other factors as Israeli historians have written. He goes into detail on issues such as Israel's exploitation of water rights. His book received praise from authors critical of Israel, and William B.