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The Arabs and the Holocaust

Gilbert Achcar, Tom Segev

03/03/2011 3:30 pm
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Arab and Israeli reactions to the Holocaust differ naturally and are yet closely interconnected, as the Nazi genocide of the Jews has become the object of various and often symmetrical forms of instrumentalisation on both sides of the Middle East conflict. Paying tribute to Tom Segev’s study of Israeli reactions in his best-selling The Seventh Million, Gilbert Achcar’s most recent book explores the Arab side of this history in all its complexity from the 1930s to our time. A dialogue between these two critical minded authors was a unique opportunity enjoyed by many at JBW.

Gilbert Achcar

Gilbert Achcar – Lebanese academic, correspondent and anti-war activist – is currently Professor of International Relations at SOAS. The Arabs and the Holocaust is his latest book.

Tom Segev


Tom Segev is one of Israel's most celebrated historians. His works include The Seventh Million; 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East; Simon Wiesenthal; and One Palestine, Complete, which was chosen as one of the best ten books of 2000 by the New York Times.

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