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Morris, Benny 1948-

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Works: 80 works in 307 publications in 7 languages and 13,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DS119.7, 956.042
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Most widely held works by Benny Morris
1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war by Benny Morris ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. Besides the military account, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Historian Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side--where the archives are still closed--is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris stresses the jihadi character of the two-stage Arab assault on the Jewish community in Palestine. He examines the dialectic between the war's military and political developments and highlights the military impetus in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. He looks both at high politics and general staff decision-making and at the nitty-gritty of combat in the battles that resulted in the emergence of the State of Israel and the humiliation of the Arab world--a humiliation that underlies the continued Arab antagonism toward Israel.--From publisher description
Israel's border wars, 1949-1956 Arab infiltration, Israeli retaliation, and the countdown to the Suez War by Benny Morris ( )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revised and updated paperback edition of a highly successful study looks at the development of Israeli-Arab relations during the formative years 1949 to 1956, focusing on Arab infiltration into Israel and Israeli retaliation. Palestinian refugee raiding and cross-border attacks by Egyptian-controlled irregulars and commandos were a core phenomenon during this period and one of the chief causes of Israel's invasion of Sinai and the Gaza strip, the Israeli part of the Anglo-French-Israeli invasion of Egypt in 1956.; Benny Morris probes the types of Arab infiltration and the attitude of Arab governments towards the phenomenon, and traces the evolution of Israel's defensive and offensive responses. He analyses Israeli decision-making processes, including the emergence and ultimate failure of Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett's dissident policy of moderation and describes in detail the history of the Arab infiltration, including the terrorist-guerrilla raids by state-organized Fedayeen in 1955-6, and of the IDF raids against Sharafat, Beit Jala, Qibya, Gaza, the Syrian Sea of Galilee positions, and the Sabha.; This was a precedent-setting period in the making of Israeli defence policy, and this pattern of raiding and counter-raiding served to define Israeli-Arab relations during the subsequent three to four decades. In this revised and expanded paperback edition, Benny Morris deepens our understanding of the evolution of the Israeli-Arab conflict and of the crossroads at which a possible peace settlement was missed
Righteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-1999 by Benny Morris ( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tracing the successes and failures of politicians, generals, and diplomats in both camps, he regards their actions and plight with accuracy and empathy, drawing on archival materials, memoirs, and secondary works to give a vivid account of each major military encounter - and of the vicissitudes of peace efforts from the post-1948 negotiations through the Camp David (1977-79), Oslo (1993-95), and Wye River Plantation (1998) accords."--BOOK JACKET. "Righteous Victims ends with Mr. Morris's analysis of the current state of play, when the election of Ehud Barak as prime minister (May 1999) has opened the door to a renewal of negotiations between Israel and its Palestinian and Syrian neighbors."--BOOK JACKET
The road to Jerusalem Glubb Pasha, Palestine and the Jews by Benny Morris ( )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines the personal vision of General Sir John Glubb, British pro-Consul in the Middle East and commander of the Arab Legion between 1936-1956. It offers the first in-depth account of Glubb's thinking and actions during 1948, as he led his small army into Palestine and war against Israel. His aims and actions, which lie at the very heart of the controversy between "Old" and "New" historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict, are carefully detailed using, for the first time, contemporary British, Arab Legion, and Israel Defense Forces intelligence sources
One state, two states resolving the Israel/Palestine conflict by Benny Morris ( )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book scrutinises the history of the goals of the Palestinian national movement and the Zionist movement, then considers the various one- and two-state proposals made by different streams within the two movements
Making Israel ( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benny Morris is the founding father of the New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who have challenged long-established perceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their research documented crimes and atrocities committed by the Israeli armed forces, including rape, torture, and ethnic cleansing. With Making Israel, Morris brings together the first collection of translated articles on the New History by leading Zionist and revisionist Israeli historians, providing Americans with a view of this debate and enabling a better understanding of how the New Historians have influenced Israelis' awareness of their own past. --From publisher's description
Israel's secret wars : a history of Israel's intelligence services by Ian Black ( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949 by Benny Morris ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem revisited by Benny Morris ( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While the focus remains on the 1948 war and the analysis of the Palestinian exodus, this edition contains more information about what happened in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Haifa, and how events there led to the collapse of Palestinian urban society
1948 and after : Israel and the Palestinians by Benny Morris ( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays, three of which appear for the first time, examine and elucidate aspects of the Arab exodus from Palestine in 1948, focusing on Israeli decision-making and the causes of the mass exile
Righteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-2001 by Benny Morris ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tracing the roots of political Zionism back to the pogroms of Russia and the Dreyfus Affair, Morris describes the gradual influx of Jewish settlers into Palestine and the impact they had on the Arab population. Following the Holocaust, the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel, but it also shattered Palestinian Arab society and gave rise to a massive refugee problem. Morris offers distinctive accounts of each of the subsequent Israeli-Arab wars and details the sporadic peace efforts in between, culminating in the peace process initiated by the Rabin Government. In a new afterword to the Vintage edition, he examines Ehud Barak's leadership, the death of President Assad of Syria, and Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon, and the recent renewed conflict with the Palestinians. Studded with illuminating portraits of the major protagonists, Righteous Victims provides an authoritative record of the Middle East and its continuing struggle toward peace." -- Back cover
The roots of appeasement : the British weekly press and Nazi Germany during the 1930s by Benny Morris ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Righteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-1998 by Benny Morris ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Righteous Victims, by the noted historian Benny Morris, is a comprehensive and objective history of the long battle between Arabs and Jews for possession of a land they both call home. It appears at a most timely juncture, as the bloody and protracted struggle seems at last to be headed for resolution. With great clarity of vision, Professor Morris finds the roots of this conflict in the deep religious, ethnic, and political differences between the Zionist immigrants and the native Arab population of Palestine. He describes the gradual influx of Jewish settlers, which was eventually fiercely resisted by the Arabs during the decades of British Mandatory government following World War I. The establishment of the State of Israel in 1947 - 48 gave the Jews a homeland in the wake of the Holocaust, but the ensuing flight of the Palestinian Arabs shattered their society and led to the birth of a festering refugee problem. Morris describes these epic events and the Arab onslaught that followed, as he does each of the subsequent wars (in 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982 - 85); the Intifada of 1987 - 91, when the Palestinian populace of the West Bank and Gaza Strip rebelled against Israeli rule; and the rise of fundamentalist religious movements on both sides of the barricades. Tracing the successes and failures of politicians, generals, and diplomats in both camps, he regards their actions and plight with accuracy and empathy, drawing on archival materials, memoirs, and secondary works to give a vivid account of each major military encounter--and of the vicissitudes of peace efforts from the post-1948 negotiations through the Camp David (1977 - 79), Oslo (1993 - 95), and Wye River Plantation (1998) accords. Mr. Morris offers sharply etched portraits and illuminating anecdotes about the charismatic leaders who have been the chief protagonists of this contentious history, including Theodor Herzl, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, David Ben-Gurion, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin, to name only a few. Righteous Victims ends with Mr. Morris's analysis of the current state of play, when the election of Ehud Barak as prime minister (May 1999) has opened the door to a renewal of negotiations between Israel and its Palestinian and Syrian neighbors. As the denizens of the Middle East set out to write the next chapter in this long and difficult struggle, Righteous Victims is essential reading: a monumental work of narration and explication for all who seek to understand the history of the conflict and the prospects for peace. From the Hardcover edition
Israel's secret wars : the untold history of Israeli intelligence by Ian Black ( Book )
11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Victimes : histoire revisitée du conflit arabo-sioniste by Benny Morris ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Israel's secret wars : a history of the Israeli secret service by Ian Black ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vittime by Benny Morris ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tiḳun ṭaʻut : Yehudim ve-ʻAravim be-Erets-Yiśraʼel, 1936-1956 by Benny Morris ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ledatah shel beʻayat ha-peliṭim ha-Palesṭinim, 1947-1949 by Benny Morris ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in Hebrew and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Môrîs, B. 1948-
Moris, Beni.
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Môrîs, Bennî 1948-
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Morris, Benjamin.
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Morris, Benny
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بيني موريس، 1948-
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English (208)
Italian (7)
Hebrew (5)
French (3)
Turkish (2)
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