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Morris, Benny 1948-

Works: 84 works in 393 publications in 7 languages and 16,648 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS119.7, 956.042
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Most widely held works by Benny Morris
Righteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-1999 by Benny Morris( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,667 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."--Jacket
1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war by Benny Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,454 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
The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949 by Benny Morris( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's secret wars : a history of Israel's intelligence services by Ian Black( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documented, comprehensive history of all three of Israel's intelligence services, from their origins in the 1930s, up to the present
One state, two states : resolving the Israel/Palestine conflict by Benny Morris( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 705 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
Israel's border wars, 1949-1956 : Arab infiltration, Israeli retaliation, and the countdown to the Suez War by Benny Morris( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering book 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 study Dr Morris deepens our understanding of the evolution of the Israeli-Arab conflict and of the crossroads at which a possible peace settlement was missed
The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem revisited by Benny Morris( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 604 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 )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 548 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
Making Israel by Benny Morris( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 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 rigorously 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 firsthand view of this important debate and enabling a better understanding of how the New Historians have influenced Israelis' awareness of their own past. "The study of Israeli history, society, politics, and economics over the past two decades has been marked by a fierce and sometimes highly personal debate between 'traditionalists'--scholars who generally interpreted Israeli history and society within the Zionist ethos--and 'revisionists'--scholars who challenged conventional Zionist narratives of Israeli history and society. Making Israel brings together traditionalists and revisionists who openly and directly lay out their key insights about Israel's origins. It also introduces multidisciplinary perspectives on Israel by historians and sociologists, each bringing into the debate its own jargon, its own epistemology and methodology, and its own array of substantive issues. This is essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the different interpretations of Israeli society and perhaps the central debate among students of modern Israel."--Zeev Maoz, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, and Distinguished Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya "Israel's 'new historians' have done a great service to their country, and to all who care about the Arab-Israeli conflict. By challenging myths, reexamining evidence, and asking truly important questions about the past they help to confront the present with honesty and realism. This book provides a sampling of the best of what these courageous voices have to offer."--William B. Quandt, University of Virginia Benny Morris is Professor of Middle East history at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel, and is the author of Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1999
The roots of appeasement : the British weekly press and Nazi Germany during the 1930s by Benny Morris( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victimes : histoire revisitée du conflit arabo-sioniste by Benny Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Righteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-1998 by Benny Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's secret wars : the untold history of Israeli intelligence by Ian Black( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omfangsrig bog om jøder, arabere, agenter, spionage og den isrelske efterretningstjenestes aktiviteter i Mellemøsten, bla. i forbindelse med de adskillige væbnede konflikter og krigshandlinger. - Mossad, Shin Bet
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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mossad, Shin Bet, Aman : die Geschichte der israelischen Geheimdienste by Ian Black( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiḳun ṭaʻut : Yehudim ve-ʻAravim be-Erets-Yiśraʼel, 1936-1956 by Benny Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Nakba : the Palestinian catastrophe 1948 by Benny Brunner( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the effects of the 1947 partitioning of Palestine, specifically on the plight of Palestinian refugees
Mossad by Ian Black( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Righteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-1999
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Benny Morris historiador israelí

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1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli warThe birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949Israel's secret wars : a history of Israel's intelligence servicesOne state, two states : resolving the Israel/Palestine conflictIsrael's border wars, 1949-1956 : Arab infiltration, Israeli retaliation, and the countdown to the Suez WarThe birth of the Palestinian refugee problem revisitedMaking IsraelRighteous victims : a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-1998Getrennte Welten - getrennte Geschichte(n)? : zur politischen Bedeutung von Erinnerungskultur im israelisch-palästinensischen Konflikt. Im Anhang : Interviews / mit Benny Morris ...