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Palestine Betrayed by [Efraim Karsh]

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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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.


"A brave and exceedingly important piece of work."—David Vital, author of A People Apart (David Vital )

"With Isaiah Friedman, Efraim Karsh is the preeminent scholar-spokesman of the Revisionist (politically-rightist) Movement in Zionism. I consider this latest of Karsh's books,
Palestine Betrayed, a work of meticulous, even exhaustive scholarship which must be taken with the greatest seriousness and respect by historians of diverse points of view.  Indeed, any student of modern Israel will ignore at their peril its sheer cornucopia of factual revelations." - Howard Sachar (Howard Sachar )

“Basing itself on Arabic as well as Western, Soviet, UN, and Israeli sources, Karsh's is corrective history at its boldest and most thorough.”--
Jewish Ideas Daily
Jewish Ideas Daily )

“[A] tour de force. . . . With his customary in-depth archival research. . .clear presentation, and meticulous historical sensibility, Karsh argues. . . that Palestinians decided their own destiny and bear near-total responsibility for becoming refugees.”--Daniel Pipes,
National Review
(Daniel Pipes
National Review 20100517)

"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
(Sol Schindler Washington Times )

"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
(Seth Frantzman
Jerusalem Post 20100801)

"By relying on the available, original sources, Karsh stitches together a seemingly irrefutable case for the validity of the traditionalist narrative."--David Rodman (David Rodman
Middle East Quarterly )

"The book makes an important contribution . . . to the scholarly and public debate on [the 1948 Arba-Israeli] war."—Hillel Cohen,
American Historical Review (Hillel Cohen American Historical Review )

"[An] interesting study."—B. Rahimi,
Choice (B. Rahimi Choice )

"An important contribution to the literature of this epic struggle."—Richard D. Wilkins,
Jewish Observer of Central New York (Richard D. Wilkins Jewish Observer of Central New York ) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004089PEU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Yale University Press (August 20, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 20, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1555 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
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