Only teabaggers and other blinkered rightists in the United States like this book. I for one will look forward very much to reading the updated and expanded version. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. If the question was whether he got the Twain quote from Peters or found it independently and miraculously used the same six ellipses and made the same transcription errors, the answer would be obvious — of course he plagiarized. Arieh Avneri, the nakba denier? Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The division into religious groups was: 590,390 Muslims 83,694 Jews 73,024 Christians, 7,028 Druze 808 Sikhs 265 Bahais 156 Metawalis 163 Samaritans. I had someone speaking for me.
It could well change the course of events in the Middle East. He wanted to be able to score points by claiming that he requested it, but much more importantly, he wanted to frame and narrow the question being investigated. Jewish citizens of Arab countries had been forced to flee from Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms. However, her theses drive home very serious, important points. We never saw a human. Who knows, maybe he will try to get. The college campuses are filled with Jew-hating professors and students.
About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. According to , it had garnered some two hundred favorable notices in the United States by the end of its publication in 1984. They kept the Palestinians living in squalor, weakened their own possibilities of advancing their own country forward, and stoked up the tensions with the State of Israel so that a state of war still exists between the two countries until this very day. Israel became a nation in 1312 B. Peters as a third rate historian. She attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Illinois. The Arabs rejected it with a vengeance and seven Arab states immediately declared war against Israel.
They are biased from the get go. There are individual subchapters for Aden, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, and Libya, all countries that contained substantial Jewish communities. Customer service is our top priority. In any event, Chomsky is surely right that the reaction to the book is far more important than the mostly irrelevant and unanswerable question of its authorship. Most of them left in fear of being killed by their own Arab brothers as traitors. Her book is rarely quoted by Zionists. This is a project which demonstrates that there can be no peace without the truth.
About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. In 1854, according to a report in the New York Tribune, Jews constituted two-thirds of the population of the holy city. They accuse Peters of basic errors in scholarship, such as the citation of , who died in 1442, to support her statements about mid-nineteenth century population movements. Conclusion, the Jews were good for Palestine, good for the surrounding Arab Levantine world, and an asset to modernity. The text is 400 pages long, and is then followed by a 200 page set of appendices, end notes and citations. Peters cites historical documents showing that Arab settlers had flocked to Palestine beginning in the late 1800s, drawn there by economic opportunities in areas that were being developed by Jewish settlers.
In the early days of the British Mandate, for instance, the Arabs successfully convinced the British that even in Hebrew the name should be Palestina and not Eretz Israel. The great merit of this book is to demonstrate that, on the Palestinian issue, these experts speak from utter ignorance. Israel is a small place, after all. But the Arabs were counted over and over, going back and forth from the refugee camps. About this Item: Harpercollins, 1984. Anyhow, by that point the American intellectual community realized that the Peters book was an embarrassment, and it sort of disappeared — nobody talks about it anymore. Why do you call him a leftist? For example, Judah Reinharz rose from a mere history professor to being President of Brandeis.
The comments were written by a grad student on the subject, were well-articulated, and contained zero profanity. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Her name was Joan Peters. The errors Peters is accused of making, are far from what they have been twisted into being, I recall reading that somewhere, Maybe from Bellow or Dershowitz not sure. His 1984 review was based on his doctoral thesis, later expanded and published in.
Time and again, she misconstrues sources in a tendentious manner. Delving into the British archives, Peters put together a thesis that strongly argued that despite the fact that the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate for Palestine were designed to reconstitute an independent Jewish homeland in Palestine through immigration of Jews from all of the world, instead, British administrators on the ground adopted an anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist approach to the Mandate and did everything possible to facilitate the illegal immigration of Arabs from surrounding countries. How does your assumption about infant mortality negate the argument that only 3% were born outside Palestine? A work that explains the Israeli Palestine issue in a way that fills the holes that observers are always puzzled by. She responded to my challenges to her demographic claims with gibberish. Judah Reinharz knew better — after all, he is an historian and biographer of Weizman, and he Reinharz knows that the early Zionist pioneers were very conscious of being a tiny minority of Jews in a land with a far larger number of Palestinians.
No doubt, more attention by a talented professional editor would have been very beneficial. Lastly, if Charon chooses his passengers I think he chose well with Ms. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. The book launched a wide-ranging controversy that involved Norman Finkelstein, Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, Alan Dershowitz, Barbara Tuchman, Saul Bellow, Daniel Pipes, and many others. This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It is a pity that they have been given new life. They cried foul, tried to discredit her work and ridiculed Ms.
Emphasis added Brethren, I pray that many of you would print this article out and share it with your family and friends. I've heard that Edward Said's Orientalism is one of the most assigned books in college. Whatever minimal discomfort their consciences gave them could now be put to rest entirely, and their ideological adversaries who complained of forcible displacement and exile would be battered by the intellectual clarity of a 600-page heavily-footnoted scholarly tome. I hate it when that happens. But according to your argument, the huge increase in Arab population in just a little over 10 years from 759,717 to 1,076,780 would be due entirely to natality? The book launched a wide-ranging controversy that involved Norman Finkelstein, Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, Alan Dershowitz, Barbara Tuchman, Saul Bellow, Daniel Pipes, and many others. In the area of no Jewish settlement, the non-Jewish population stood in 1893 at 337,200; in 1947 it was 730,000, a growth of 116 percent. In 1947, the Jewish state settled on 18% of the original British Mandate land.