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Benny Morris

Benny Morris is considered to be the first of the revisionist Israeli historians and an internationally known critic of both Israeli and Palestinian policies. His most recent book isThe Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited.
The 1948 War
Zionist historiography, written in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, was essentially mobilized, official historiography, which typically portrayed the war as a straight conflict between the sons of light and the sons of darkness, in which the Jews were always blameless and wise and the Arabs, evil and mindless. The opening of major Israeli archives in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the opening of vast amounts of state papers in the US and UK, and the UN archives, made possible a more object...