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Avi Shlaim

Can Jews Write History? Can Jews Write History?
Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In his well-known book Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality, historian Eric Hobsbawm made the remarkable assertion that “no serious historian of nations and nationalism can be a committed political nationalist.”
The “Married to another Man” Story The “Married to another Man” Story
Friday, October 12, 2012 by Shai Afsai | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In the introduction to his popular and influential history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, The Iron Wall, Oxford professor Avi Shlaim tells this story: "The publication of [Herzl's] The Jewish State evoked various reactions in the Jewish com­munity, some strongly favorable, some hostile, and some skeptical . . ."