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Narratives? Actually, yes, Professor Avineri

posted Nov 6, 2012, 9:44 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Nov 6, 2012, 10:13 AM ]
The truth should be taught about the 1948 war

Just as nobody, even in German schools, would dream of teaching the German 'narrative' regarding World War II, the 1948 war should also not be taught as a battle between narratives. In the final analysis, there is a historical truth.

by Shlomo Avineri 

                             ...or in the original Hebrew:

שלמה אבינרי | אמת, לא נרטיב

Professor Shlomo Avineri (a political scientist) asks the same question as the engineer Moshe Arens: How many narratives?  Two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum, even from opposite sides of (our) campus...and they both get it wrong.  Click the Arens link to find out what historians really do.