Benny Morris is the founding father of the New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who have challenged received wisdom 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. In ""Making Israel"", Morris now offers 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 book includes contributions from eminent partisans and moderates on both sides (including Mordecai Bar-On, Uri Ram, Avi Shlaim, Anita Shapira, and Morris himself), and is well-adapted for use in courses on politics, history, and Middle Eastern and Jewish studies.
Benny Morris was a diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. He is now Professor of History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheva.