Israeli new historian on the First Arab-Israeli War
|A new book by Benny Morris uses new documentation to deliver a more nuanced view of the 1948 conflict at Israel's founding. I will be reviewing the work along with Martin Gilbert's soon to-be-released "The Story of Israel" and Bernard Avishai's "The Hebrew Republic."|
About-Face for Abbas Who Agrees to Meet Olmert
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume talks with Israel's PM Ehud Olmert, next week. The agreement came following talks with US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, in Jordan.