1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War

1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War

by Benny Morris


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1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris

In this groundbreaking, revisionist history, renowned historian Benny Morris brings to light the political and military facts of the war that led to the birth of the state of Israel and the shattering of Palestinian Arab society. A riveting account of the military engagements, 1948 also focuses on the war's political dimensions, using newly opened Israeli and Western documentation to probe the motives and aims of the opposing factions.

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ISBN-13: 9780300126969
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/21/2008
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 9.36(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.65(d)

About the Author

Benny Morris is professor of history in the Middle East Studies Department of Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He is the leading figure among Israel's "New Historians," who over the past two decades have reshaped our understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict. His books include Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001; Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956; and The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited.

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