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Remembering Palestine in 1948 Beyond National Narratives by Efrat (Academic Centre Ruppin, Israel) Ben-Ze'ev


Remembering Palestine in 1948 Beyond National Narratives by Efrat (Academic Centre Ruppin, Israel) Ben-Ze'ev

The war of 1948 in Palestine is a conflict whose history has been written primarily from the national point of view. This book asks what happens when narratives of war arise out of personal stories of those who were involved, stories that are still unfolding. Efrat Ben-Ze'ev examines the memories of those who participated and were affected by the events of 1948, and how these events have been mythologized over time. This is a three-way conversation between Palestinian villagers, Jewish-Israeli veterans, and British policemen who were stationed in Palestine on the eve of the war. Each has his or her story to tell. These small-scale truths shed new light on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as it was then and as it has become.

About the Author

Efrat Ben-Ze'ev is Senior Lecturer of Social Anthropology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Ruppin Academic Center in Israel, and a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is editor, with Ruth Ginio and Jay Winter, of Shadows of War: A Social History of Silence in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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Publication date

6th March 2014


Efrat (Academic Centre Ruppin, Israel) Ben-Ze'ev

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Cambridge University Press


266 pages


Military history

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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