The Vicissitudes of the 1948 Historiography of Israel
Journal of Palestine Studies
Univeristy of California Press
Arguing that history writing is a dialectical process fusing ideological agenda and political developments with historical evidence, the author analyzes the two major transitions experienced by the Israeli historiography of the 1948 war: from the classical Zionist narrative to the "New History" of the late 1980s, and from the latter to the emergence of a "neo-Zionist" trend as of 2000. While describing the characteristics of these trends, the author shows how they are linked to concurrent political developments. Most of the article is devoted to an examination of the neo-Zionist historians who have emerged in recent years, based on their previously untranslated Hebrew works.
Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the Institute for Palestine Studies Article 10.1525/jps.2010.XXXIX.1.6 Stable URL: http://0-www.jstor.org.lib.exeter.ac.uk/stable/10.1525/jps.2010.XXXIX.1.6 ©2009 by The Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorisation to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by [the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Sponsoring Society] for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org/r/ucal)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com
Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 6 - 24