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Lecture: Rethinking the 1948 War

Event Details

October 29, 2019
5:00 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 301

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

The lecture will deal with the nature of the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948, the aims of the various participants, the refugee problems that the war engendered, and the balance of forces between the various sides.

Benny Morris, born in Israel in 1948, was educated in Israel and England and taught at Ben-Gurion University during 1997-2017 and at Georgetown University 2015-2018. He has written books on the Israeli Arab conflict, including 1948, A History of the First Arab-Israeli War (Yale UP) and The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (Cambridge UP).

This event is co-sponsored with the generous support of the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at UMass Amherst; the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; the Department of History at UMass Amherst; the Department of History at Mount Holyoke College; the Department of History at Amherst College; and the Program in German and Scandinavian Studies at UMass Amherst.