First published in 1995, this acclaimed study challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.
“... the most revealing study of the historical background of the conflict and the current peace agreement.”—Noam Chomsky, Guardian
“Norman Finkelstein is one of the most radical and hard-hitting critics of the official Zionist version of the Arab-Israeli conflict and of the historians who support this version ... The book makes a major contribution to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict which deserves to be widely read, especially in the United States.”—Avi Shlaim
“Anyone interested in seeing justice brought to the Middle East must read this book.”—Charles Glass
“... this thoroughly documented book is guaranteed to stimulate and provoke. It will be required reading in the continuing war of the historians.”—William Quandt, Foreign Affairs
“... a thought-provoking work which calls into question many of the accepted ‘truths’ associated with the Israel-Palestine conflict.”—Middle East Journal
“... both an impressive analysis of Zionist ideology and a searing but scholarly indictment of Israel’s treatment of the Arabs since 1948.”—London Review of Books
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman G. Finkelstein