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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


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...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Draws Fire Over Holocaust Remarks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday after saying that posts by Holocaust deniers should not be deleted from his social media platform. In an interview on the "Recode...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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