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Efraim Karsh

Efraim Karsh

In a panel discussion in Columbia University last week, commemorating "60 Years of Nakba - The Catastrophe of Palestine 1948-2008," Lila Abu Lughod, a professor...

Sixty years after its establishment by an internationally recognized act of self-determination, Israel remains the only state in the world that is subjected to a...

For a fully annotated version of this article, click here. Sixty years after its establishment by an internationally recognized act of self-determination, Israel remains the only...

It has long been a conviction of Israeli leftists that if they bend over backward far enough, Palestinians and other Arabs will respond in kind,...

In February, several young men in Birmingham, England were arrested for their alleged role in a plot to kidnap a fellow Muslim serving in the...

When satirical depictions of the prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper sparked a worldwide wave of Muslim violence early this year, observers naturally focused on...

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk Knopf. 1,107 pp. $40.00 No foreign journalist is more closely identified with the Middle...

Since its birth in 1948, Israel has faced down numerous attempts to destroy it or undercut its right to exist. War, terrorism, economic and diplomatic...

No sooner was Yasir Arafat declared dead at the French military hospital to which he had been dramatically rushed in early November than a vast...

October 1, 2000, a day when most Israelis were observing the Jewish new year, was also the second day of the “al-Aqsa intifada,” a campaign...

The late 1980’s saw the rise in Israel of a school of “new historians”—younger, Left-leaning academics whose aim was to place under severe question the...

In 1991, fears about the disintegration of Iraq were a prime impulse behind the decision to bring the first Gulf war to an end before...