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Israel Confronts its Past: the "new historians" and their critics

LSE IDEAS public lecture

This talk is about debate generated about Israel's past by the "new" or revisionist Israeli historiography that emerged in the late 1980s. It will review the main bones of contention in the debate between the pro-Zionist version of the Arab-Israeli conflict and that put forward by the "new historians". The talk will also explore the relationship between Israeli politics and the historiography of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Avi Shlaim is a Fellow of St Antony's College and a Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include The Politics of Partition (1990); The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000), Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (2007), and Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (2009).


Professor Avi Shlaim | talks


Date and Time:

25 October 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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