Herzl and the Palestinian Arabs: Myth and Counter-Myth

  title={Herzl and the Palestinian Arabs: Myth and Counter-Myth},
  author={Derek Jonathan Penslar},
According to conventional Zionist historiography, Herzl thought little about Arabs, and what he did have to say about them reflected benign and progressive, albeit paternalistic, sentiment. Critics of Zionism, on the other hand, claim that underlying the paucity of Herzl's comments on Arabs was a conspiracy of silence, for already in 1895 he was allegedly planning the expulsion of the Palestinians, although he only confided this dark scheme to his diary. This essay throws new light upon Herzl's… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.