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Efraim Karsh is a Research Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London, Director of the Middle East Forum a Philadelphia-based think tank, and editor of the Forum's flagship publication, the Middle East Quarterly. Professor Karsh is a regular commentator on the Middle East to the national and international media, and the author of fifteen books, including Palestine Betrayed (Yale); Islamic Imperialism: A History (Yale); Empires of the Sand: the Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East 1798-1923 (Harvard); Fabricating Israeli History: The "New Historians" (Routledge); The Gulf Conflict 1990-1991 (Princeton); Saddam Hussein (Free Press); Arafat's War (Grove); and Neutrality and Small States (Routledge). He is founding editor of the scholarly journal Israel Affairs, now in its seventeenth year, and general editor of a Routledge book series on Israeli History, Politics and Society.

ARTICLES BY: Efraim Karsh

August 14, 2012 3:14 pm

The War Against the Jews

The sustained anti-Israel de-legitimization campaign is a corollary of the millenarian obsession with the Jews in the Christian and the Muslim worlds. Since...

March 6, 2012 1:56 pm

The Middle East’s Real Apartheid

In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree...

December 22, 2011 9:51 pm

Betraying Ben-Gurion

It is ironic that Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel's only university bearing the name of the Jewish state's founding father, and established in...

December 18, 2011 4:00 am

Haaretz: The Paper for Thinking People?

Of the countless threats of Arab violence in the run-up to the November 29, 1947 Partition Resolution and in its wake, none has resonated more...

August 14, 2011 4:00 pm

Texts, Lies and Videotape

Benny Morris appears genuinely oblivious to the stark discrepancy between depicting Israel as an ethnic cleanser in his early work and blaming the Palestinians for...

July 11, 2011 10:57 am

Israel’s Human Chameleon Strikes Again

In the opening scene of Woody Allen's 1983 film Zelig, F. Scott Fitzgerald is seen to observe a curious little man as he chats with socialites...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...