Benny Morris on "The First Arab-Israeli War"

There will be a lecture tomorrow night by Benny Morris. Here’s the official blurb about it courtesy of Sam Bernhardt ’10:

Professor Benny Morris: “The First Arab-Israeli War” – Benny Morris is one of Israel’s most distinguished, yet also one of its most controversial historians. His groundbreaking books deal with the sixty years of conflicted relations between Israeli’s and Arabs. Professor Morris will be discussing his new book on the first Arab-Israeli War of 1948. A reception will follow the presentation.

Sponsored by the Jewish and Israeli Studies Certificate Program. Contact Jeremy Zwelling (jzwelling@wes) for more info.

When: Monday, February 02, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Where: Usdan University Center 108

The lecture promises to be interesting at the least and horribly controversial at most. Read more about Benny Morris on Wikipedia.

10 thoughts on “Benny Morris on "The First Arab-Israeli War"

  1. Anonymous

    I am aware of Morris’ radical opinions, and posted about the lecture only to raise awareness of his presence. You can do with that what you want: show up and ask him questions, show up and protest, don’t show up. I personally would like to see what Morris has to say. Regardless of his personal opinions, he has been extremely influential for our understanding of the nachba. Let us not forget that his writings on the 1948 war, that the majority of Paletinians were forced out of their homes, were considered extremely leftist at the time.You aren’t alone in any actions you take. I know of some student groups, and also non-wesleyan groups, planning on protesting.-Sam

  2. Anonymous

    I am aware of Morris’ radical opinions, and posted about the lecture only to raise awareness of his presence. You can do with that what you want: show up and ask him questions, show up and protest, don’t show up.

    I personally would like to see what Morris has to say. Regardless of his personal opinions, he has been extremely influential for our understanding of the nachba. Let us not forget that his writings on the 1948 war, that the majority of Paletinians were forced out of their homes, were considered extremely leftist at the time.

    You aren’t alone in any actions you take. I know of some student groups, and also non-wesleyan groups, planning on protesting.

    -Sam

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