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Paul Scham

Paul Scham, formerly a lawyer is currently a Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C.
Shared Histories
There is no single history of the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are always two narratives. The most prominent example is the event Palestinians mourn as their Nakba – their catastrophic dispersion in 1948 – and which Israelis and Jews around the world celebrate as Israel’s victorious War of Independence. Two conferences of Israeli and Palestinian historians and a book, Shared Histories, have examined these differing perceptions. Three prominent pa...