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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300172346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300172348
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Ephraim Karsh's Palestine Betrayed tells in rich detail the story of the fall of the British Mandate and the rise of Israel, going a long way towards doing justice to the history at hand.' (Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post) 'A thoroughly researched, sound historical account of the struggles that ensued between the Jewish and Arab communities when the British decided to leave Palestine.' (Sol Schindler, Washington Times)"

About the Author

Efraim Karsh is professor and head of the Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Programme, King's College London. His books include Islamic Imperialism: A History; The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War, 1948; Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography; and Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923. He lives in London.

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This book refutes the nonsense published by Avi Shlaim, and by Benny Morris (in odd years).It is fully documented, and footnoted.
Arthur Cohn
This book is an absolute must for each and every person who seeks to understand what is happening in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs.
Roelf-Jan Wentholt
In my own opinion this authoritative, timely and well written study is destined to become a classic in relation to this contentious subject.
M. D Roberts

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204 of 243 people found the following review helpful By M. D Roberts on April 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Replete with references the Professor & Head of the Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Programme at Kings College, London has provided an excellent, detailed, objective analysis of both the origins as well as the history surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In my own opinion this authoritative, timely and well written study is destined to become a classic in relation to this contentious subject. Those who have already embraced the revisionist history of the 'new historians' will probably want to give it a miss as the detail and depth of this work tends to blow their case completely out of the water.

Citing many documents which have been declassified over the past decade, both the Arab and Jewish perspectives of this conflict are addressed from the very start. The political/diplomatic manoeuvering of many prominent individuals on both sides and in the international arena are all given due reference.

Recent declassification of millions of documents from the era surrounding the British Mandate are shown to have been ignored or distorted by the 'new historians' in order to paint a picture that the author claims 'is completely at odds with the anti Israel caricature that is so often the order of the day'.

This compelling investigation makes it clear to the reader that Israel is being robbed of its political, historic and geographic legitimacy, whilst being made to appear to rob the Palestinians of the nation it never had.

At the outset the author draws attention to the differing positions of the then Jewish and Arab leadership leading up to the 1947 UN resolution calling for the partition of 'Palestine' into two independent states - Arab and Jewish - plus the internationalisation of Jerusalem.
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86 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Leila Ahmad on May 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is scrupulously researched and elegantly written to a fault. Nobody can say Karsh doesn't have an axe to grind (the New Historians are certainly not among his favorite cohorts.) At the same time, no honest reader of the Middle East can claim that this book does not marshal a wealth of sources and archives that put the New Historians' "history driven by ideology" to shame. It is high time Middle East scholars recognized--as does Karsh--that the dispossession of the Palestinians was and remains a shared responsibility.
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84 of 106 people found the following review helpful By bookreader on May 7, 2010
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Karsh stands seemingly alone against the screaming crowds. What stands with him in his lonely battle against the rewriting of history is the truth. His broad knowledge of the irrefutable first hand sources lifts the veil of lies for anyone who cares enough to know the what really happened.

Those whose agenda precedes their interest in the truth will find a way to brush off Karsh's book(s) by engaging in derision & insults rather than factual debate.

But for those who are stymied by the onslaught of the populist press there is great comfort in being re-assured of the truth of justice of Israel's way.
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50 of 62 people found the following review helpful By S. Berman on May 18, 2010
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This book is packed with historical details suppported by numerous footnotes. It makes the case for the view that Israeli has scrupulously adhered to international legal norms and well established ethical principles in establishing herself as a nation and in subsequently defending herself. After reading this book it is hard for me to accept the notion that Israel is "occupying" Palestinian and/or Arab lands. It is also hard to accept the idea that Israel is responsible for the plight of the Palestinians. The Palestinians are in their present condition because the Arab governments have chosen to keep them there as a pretext for continuing to attack Israel.

Of course, I do not have the background or the time to dig into the details myself. I can marvel at the references but I have no way to get them all and read them for myself. So if someone else says this book is merely pro-Israeli propoganda, I have no foolproof way of showing that it is not. The case the book makes is generally consistent with what I have found myself in my limited readings. But, of course, those have been selective. All I can say is that the book's statement have the "ring of truth" to my ear. But it would be interesting to hear what specialists in this area might say. I am sure that some would disagree with many of his conclusions.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful By MSB on May 24, 2010
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This book presents the facts very straightforwardly about how and why Palestinians decided their own destiny and bear near-total responsibility for becoming refugees. Read Palestine Betrayed and you'll understand how revisionist propaganda is nothing more than varnished mis-truths not worthy of anyone's attention.
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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful By AT1988 on June 25, 2010
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Never have I seen such a detailed analysis of the political situation of the British Mandate of Palestine, which shows the true record of how the Jews attempted every effort to avoid conflict, and the Arabs sought to further the conflict. Also, the inter-Arab politics are shocking, as this book gave the true picture of how the situation deteriorated to the point of other Arab countries intervening not to "save 'Palestine'," but to stop King Abdullah of Jordan. This book also doesn't sugarcoat the war-atrocities and mishaps of both sides, but rather, puts them into context. Another Karsh masterpiece, a must read!
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