Abba Eban with Footnotes

In this meticulous review, the author demonstrates how Michael Oren's best-selling account of the 1967 war, which his publisher claims to be the "most comprehensive history ever published," is merely the Israeli official version of the conflict with an added scholarly veneer. Contrary to Oren's assertion that the book is based on new evidence and documentation, Finkelstein shows how few new documents have been consulted and how Oren misrepresents or suppresses evidence that contradicts the long established Israeli version.   

Norman G. Finkelstein, professor of political science at DePaul University in Chicago, is the author of a number of books, including Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Verso, 2001.

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