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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

November 24, 2017 3:59 pm

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

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

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

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

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...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel

JNS.org - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Study: Latest Palestinian Textbooks Show Increased Indoctrination to Jihad and Martyrdom

JNS.org - In July 2017, the Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks for the...

Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State

JNS.org - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers

JNS.org - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...


Palestinian Authority President Abbas Calls US Ambassador to Israel Friedma...

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday criticized US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman for his support of Israeli...

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On Eve of Trump-Saudi Meeting, Riyadh Calls Iran Nuclear Deal Flawed

Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a "flawed agreement" on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and US President Donald Trump who...