Prof. Efraim Karsh

Prof. Efraim Karsh

Prof. Efraim Karsh

(Ph.D. Tel Aviv University) Specializes in Middle Eastern history and politics, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, superpower involvement in the Middle East, and Islamic movements. Editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Israel Affairs academic journals.
Mobile: 972-52-952-2148

Occupation Is Not the Problem

| July 4, 2016

The proposition that “occupation” is to blame for Palestinian terrorism defies history, reality, and logic. Israel’s control of the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza has been virtually nonexistent for twenty years, ever since the 1995 interim agreement and the 1997 Hebron redeployment. Palestinian terrorism has increased not in response to the “occupation,” but in response to its ending.

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Prof. Efraim Karsh’s new book Debunks Orientalism

| January 7, 2016

In an important new book, The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East (Bloomsbury), BESA Center senior research associate Prof. Efraim Karsh debunks the Edward Said’s “Orientalist” notion that the agonies of the Middle East are traceable to the rough handling of the region by Western powers – first European colonialists, then American cold warriors.

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Palestinian Suffering Used to Demonize Israel

| July 22, 2014

As long as Palestinians continue to serve as lightning rod against Jews, Israel will never be allowed to defend itself.

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The Myth of Palestinian Centrality

| July 7, 2014

The “Palestinian cause” has been at the forefront of discourse on the Middle East for nearly a century. It has long formed the primary common concern of pan-Arab solidarity and its most effective rallying cry, yet neither the Arab states nor Palestinian leaders have truly acted in the interest of the “liberation of Palestine.”

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Running Away from Statehood, Again

| April 28, 2014

The Palestinian Authorities' decision to strike an agreement with Hamas is proof of the Palestinian leadership's continual rejection of both peace and independent statehood.

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