[EPUB] Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman G. Finkelstein

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Publisher: Verso
Genres: Politics Books, History Books, Nonfiction Books
Pages: 287 pages
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN10: 1859844421
ISBN13: 9781859844427
Tags: Politics eBooks, History eBooks, Nonfiction eBooks, epub eBooks, Free epub
Language: en
“An impressive analysis of Zionist ideology and a searing . . . indictment of Israel’s treatment of the Arabs since 1948” through a survey of popular and scholarly images (London Review of Books)

“The most revealing study of the historical background of the conflict.” —Noam Chomsky

Finkelstein opens this acclaimed study with a theoretical discussion of Zionism, locating it as a romantic form of nationalism that assumed the bankruptcy of liberal democracy. He goes on to look at the demographic origins of the Palestinians, with particular reference to the work of Joan Peters, and develops critiques of the influential studies of both Benny Morris and Anita Shapira.

Reviewing the diplomatic history with Aban Eban‘s oeuvre as his foil, Finkelstein closes by demonstrating that the casting of Israel as the innocent victim of Arab aggression in the June 1967 and October 1973 wars is not supported by the documentary record.

This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.


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