Israeli Historical Revisionism

Israeli Historical Revisionism

by Derek J. Penslar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714653799

ISBN-13: 9780714653792

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The essays in this volume, by leading scholars from within and outside Israel, shed new light on the Israeli historians' controversy of the creation of the State of Israel, the 1948 War and its aftermath, Israel's attitude towards Holocaust survivors, the "melting pot" absorption policy and similar subjects. The attack on Zionist historiography, which initially

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The essays in this volume, by leading scholars from within and outside Israel, shed new light on the Israeli historians' controversy of the creation of the State of Israel, the 1948 War and its aftermath, Israel's attitude towards Holocaust survivors, the "melting pot" absorption policy and similar subjects. The attack on Zionist historiography, which initially came from what is dubbed the "post-Zionist" radical left, has recently broadened to include a critique from the right. These essays cover diverse aspects of the critique, exploring its historiographical, political, sociological and educational ramifications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653792
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Foreword
History and National Liberation1
Left and Right Post-Zionism and the Privatization of Israeli Collective Memory9
Historiosophical Foundations of the Historical Strife in Israel43
The Strategies of Historical Revisionism62
Zionism and the Counter-Intellectuals77
Zionism, Colonialism and Postcolonialism84
Forgetting Europe: Perspectives on the Debate about Zionism and Colonialism99
The Status of Zionist and Israeli History in Israeli Universities121
History Textbooks and the Limits of Israeli Consciouness155
Contributors173
Index175

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