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The essays in this volume, by leading scholars from within and outside Israel, shed new light on the Israeli historians' controversy of the creation of the State of Israel, the 1948 War and its aftermath, Israel's attitude towards Holocaust survivors, the "melting pot" absorption policy and similar subjects. The attack on Zionist historiography, which initially came from what is dubbed the "post-Zionist" radical left, has recently broadened to include a critique from the right. These essays cover diverse aspects of the critique, exploring its historiographical, political, sociological and educational ramifications.
History and national liberation, Michael Walzer; left and right post-Zionism and the privatization of Israeli collective memory, Daniel Gutwein; historiosophical foundations of the historical strife in Israel, Uri Ram; the strategies of historical revisionism, Anita Shapira; Zionism and the counter-intellectuals, Mark Lilla; Zionism, colonialism and postcolonialism, Derek J. Penslar; forgetting Europe -perspectives on the debate about Zionism and colonialism, Avi Bareli; the status of Zionist and Israeli history in Israeli universities, Yoav Gelber; history textbooks and the limits of Israeli consciousness, Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin.
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