Monday, February 2

Israeli Historian-Author in Surprising NPR Interview (audio)

NPR affiliate KQED hosts Israeli historian Benny Morris to discuss the war in Gaza.

This is a very illuminating, fast-moving discussion. Worth a listen:

Morris, among many other books, authored "1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War," which is considered a standard of reference on the issue by many of his peers.

Morris, a professor in the Middle East Studies Department at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, was once renowned among the bon ton as a hard-leftist in Israeli political terms, but over the last few years has come out with a number of analyses and op-eds tilting toward a distinctly pro-Zionist point-of-view.

Over the years, Morris has taken flak from both the Left and Right over his writings - although, it should be said, that doesn't automatically mean he's actually right down the middle - wherever that may be by your lights.

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