Shabbat Service with Professor Benny Morris
Friday, February 28, 2020 • 3 Adar 5780
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sanctuary
"A New Look at the 1948 Arab-Israeli War"
The lecture will look at the findings of the latest research on the war, covering the nature of the war itself (a political-territorial war or a religious-cultural conflict); the war aims of the participants (the Zionists, the Palestinians and the various Arab states); the creation by the war of three refugee problems, those of the Palestinian Arabs, the Jews from Arab lands and the Israelis'; and the balance of forces between the various sides (Palestinians versus the Yishuv - the Jewish community in Palestine - and the Arab states versus the State of Israel).
Benny Morris, a historian, was formerly a professor of history in the Middle East Studies Department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War and most recently, with Dror Ze’evi, The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924.