By Efraim Karsh
"With Isaiah Friedman, Efraim Karsh is the preeminent scholar-spokesman of the Revisionist (politically-rightist) flow in Zionism. I give some thought to this most recent of Karsh's books, "Palestine Betrayed", a piece of meticulous, even exhaustive scholarship which has to be fascinated with the best seriousness and recognize via historians of various issues of view. certainly, any pupil of contemporary Israel will forget about at their peril its sheer cornucopia of actual revelations." - Howard Sachar
The 1947 UN answer to partition Palestine irrevocably replaced the political panorama of the center East, giving upward push to 6 full-fledged wars among Arabs and Jews, numerous armed clashes, blockades, and terrorism, in addition to a profound shattering of Palestinian Arab society. Its origins, and that of the broader Arab-Israeli clash, are deeply rooted in Jewish-Arab war of words and appropriation in Palestine. however the remoted events of violence in the course of the British Mandate period (1920–48) recommend that almost all of Palestinian Arabs yearned to reside and thrive less than peaceable coexistence with the evolving Jewish nationwide firm. So what was once the true reason for the breakdown in family among the 2 communities?
In this courageous and groundbreaking ebook, Efraim Karsh tells the tale from either the Arab and Jewish views. He argues that from the early Nineteen Twenties onward, a corrupt and extremist management labored towards casting off the Jewish nationwide revival and maintaining its personal pursuits. Karsh has mined a number of the Western, Soviet, UN, and Israeli records declassified during the last decade, in addition to unexpected Arab resources, to bare what occurred backstage on either Palestinian and Jewish aspects. it truly is an arresting tale of soft political and diplomatic maneuvering via prime figures—Ben Gurion, Hajj Amin Husseini, Abdel Rahman Azzam, King Abdullah, Bevin, and Truman —over the years best as much as partition, during the slide to struggle and its enduring results. Palestine Betrayed is essential examining for figuring out the beginning of disputes that stay the most important this present day.