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Palestine Betrayed by Efraim Karsh & Gaza edited by Raimond Gaita

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October 2010, no. 325
Peter Rodgers reviews 'Palestine Betrayed' by Efraim Karsh and 'Gaza: Morality, law & politics' edited by Raimond Gaita

Palestine Betrayed

by Efraim Karsh

Yale University Press, $54.95 pb, 346 pp

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Gaza: Morality, law & politics

edited by Raimond Gaita

UWA Publishing, $29.95 pb, 222 pp

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Palestine Betrayed by Efraim Karsh & Gaza edited by Raimond Gaita

Reviewed by
October 2010, no. 325

It is a great pity that Efraim Karsh could not have read Raimond Gaita’s new collection of essays before completing his own. The essays might have prompted him to reflect that the Israeli–Palestinian conflict is not nearly as straightforward as he would have us believe.

Karsh is a leading figure in the ultraconservative Revisionist Movement of Zionism. As head of Middle East studies at King’s College London, he is an academic warrior. His self-declared task is to put any of us who dare to think that there might be right and wrong on both sides of the conflict firmly in our places. Palestine Betrayed, he declares, was written ‘to reclaim the historical truth’. This ‘truth’ is that everything that went wrong for the Palestinians was their own fault, or at least that of their scheming, untrustworthy leaders.

Peter Rodgers reviews 'Palestine Betrayed' by Efraim Karsh and 'Gaza: Morality, law & politics' edited by Raimond Gaita

Palestine Betrayed

by Efraim Karsh

Yale University Press, $54.95 pb, 346 pp

Buy this book
Book Cover 2 Small

Gaza: Morality, law & politics

edited by Raimond Gaita

UWA Publishing, $29.95 pb, 222 pp

Buy this book

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