The ‘new historians’ and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict

  title={The ‘new historians’ and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict},
  author={Kristen Blomeley},
  journal={Australian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={125 - 139}
  • Kristen Blomeley
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Sociology, History
  • Australian Journal of Political Science
This article traces the debate surrounding the ‘new historians’ which has continued in Israel since the release of Simha Flapan's work The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities in 1987. Since this time numerous Israeli scholars have entered the discussion around the birth of the State of Israel, representing a large array of viewpoints, factual findings and conclusions. The paper investigates the wider implications of this debate within Israel and how it has profoundly affected not only the way… 

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