Myths and facts about israel
Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Mitchell G. BardA revised and updated version of the classic guide to the Arab-Israeli conflict including the road map for peace and disengagement from Gaza. Israels roots. The Arab-Israeli wars. The United Nations. The refugees. The treatment of Jews in Arab/Islamic countries. Human rights in Israel and the territories. The Palestinian War. Jerusalem. U.S. Middle East policy. The peace process. Settlements. The arms balance. The media. Arab/Muslim attitudes toward Israel. New maps and charts.--P.  of cover.
Part 1: The Myths & Facts about Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations
Myths and facts about an ‘illiberal’ Israel
Few ideas are as deeply ingrained in Israeli culture as the one summed up by the Hebrew phrase ''meatim mul rabim,'' or ''the few against the many. But the start of this school year marks a quiet revolution in the teaching of Israeli history to most Israeli pupils. New, officially approved textbooks make plain that many of the most common Israeli beliefs are as much myth as fact. The new books say, for example, that it was the Israelis who had the military edge in the War of Independence. They say that many Palestinians left their land not -- as has traditionally been taught -- because they smugly expected the Arab states to sweep back victoriously, but because they were afraid, and in some cases expelled by Israeli soldiers. The books freely use the word ''Palestinian'' to refer to a people and a nationalist movement, unheard of in the previous texts. They refer to the Arabic name for the war -- the Naqba, or catastrophe -- and they ask the pupils to put themselves in the Arabs' shoes and consider how they would have felt about Zionism.
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To support our efforts to separate the Myths from the Facts please click here. Myths and Facts, Inc. Close Move. Arab losses caused by unlawful acts of aggression in About legal authority and enforcement power. It is no different than claiming Annapolis the capital of Maryland should be a separate political entity from the rest of that state. As the Bush administration prepares to create a Palestinian state next month in Annapolis, an ironic fact remains widely unnoticed.
The Knesset Plenary Hall during speeches ahead of the vote on the National Law, which will enforce the foundation of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, on July 18, In numerous articles published in both secular and Jewish media, the critique has not been so much about the nation-state law as the notion that Israel no longer represents liberal Jewish values that Diaspora Jews consider integral to their identity. Sometimes this thesis is put forward from those who consider themselves Zionists, and sometimes from those who make the case that support for Israel and Zionism is itself illiberal. But the consistent theme is that contemporary Israel no longer fits with the way most American Jews think, and that the fault for this lies squarely on the shoulders of the Israelis. This argument is rooted in both genuine differences of opinion between the two communities, as well as some misunderstandings. A lot of the disconnect has more to do with the changing nature of American Jewry than it does with Israelis who have supposedly gone off the rails.