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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


October 11, 2019 9:58 am
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Revisionist ‘Scholars’ Seek to Distort and Disparage David Ben-Gurion

By ignoring millions of declassified documents from the period of the British Mandate (1920-48) and Israel’s early days that show the claim of premeditated dispossession...

November 20, 2018 9:25 am
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The Depths to Which the Oslo Process Has Driven Israel

In the 25 years since the signing of the Oslo Accords in September 1993, just one of the 10 reigning Israeli governments has completed its...

September 14, 2018 5:05 pm
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The Oslo Disaster Revisited: How It Happened

Precisely two decades after the failure by the Golda Meir government to identify a willing Arab peace partner triggered the devastating 1973 Yom Kippur War,...

June 5, 2018 8:26 am
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In Gaza, It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

It is not the economic malaise in the Gaza Strip that has precipitated Palestinian violence. It is the other way around -- the endemic violence has caused...

November 24, 2017 3:59 pm
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The Palestinians Don’t Want a Two-State Solution

I never thought that I would concur with anything written by veteran Israeli “peace” activist Uri Avnery, but I find myself in full agreement with his...

November 21, 2017 12:14 pm
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Israeli Attitudes Toward Egypt, 40 Years After Sadat’s Visit

Forty years ago this month, Egyptian president Anwar Sadat landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport for a two-day visit to Jerusalem, at the official invitation of...

November 9, 2017 4:30 pm
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Arabs and Turks Welcomed the Balfour Declaration

"One hundred years have passed since the notorious Balfour Declaration, by which Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of...

November 7, 2017 12:45 pm
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Why Abbas Should Endorse Balfour Declaration

“The Balfour Declaration promised Palestine -- over which Britain had no legal right -- to a people who had no claim whatsoever to the country, nor did...

August 14, 2012 3:14 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Culture

New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza

JNS.org - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball

JNS.org - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Malaysian PM: US Sanctions on Iran Violate International Law

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. ''Malaysia does not support the...

Israel

Israeli Tech Company Aims to Protect Vehicles From Hackers

Just like a smartphone or computer, any object -- even a car -- that is connected to a online network is at risk of being hacked. One Israeli company is...

Middle East

US Sent Troops to Saudi Arabia on Defensive Basis: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that US troops were in Saudi Arabia on a defensive basis only and that the United States would end all sanctions on...

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