Tom Segev is a columnist for Ha’aretz and author of three works on the history of Israel: 1949:The First Israelis, The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust, and One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate. He lives in Jerusalem.
 (January 2010)


Israel & Palestine: Eternal Enmity?

Members of a Hamas women’s organization at Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip, after a weeklong military operation by Israeli forces, November 14, 2006

Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations

by Avi Shlaim
In June 1948 a British official, blaming the United States for the creation of Israel, described the new nation as a “gangster state.” Over sixty years later the Oxford historian Avi Shlaim writes: “I used to think that this judgment was too harsh, but Israel’s vicious assault on the people …