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Benny Morris' 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War

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Benny Morris has been one of the best known of Israel’s “new historians” or revisionists who have challenged accepted versions of their state’s history. Morris first came to broader public attention with his challenging work on the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue, in which he ably demonstrated that the tide of refugees was not merely the result of Arab radio broadcasts or their leaders calling on them to desert their villages but also of Israel’s deliberate use of force, even terror and the thorough destruction of their villages and mosques.
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