Benny Morris

Historian, Author

1948 –

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Who is Benny Morris?

Benny Morris is an Israeli professor of History in the Middle East Studies department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the city of Beersheba, Israel. He is a key member of the group of Israeli historians known as the "New Historians," a term Morris coined to describe himself and historians Avi Shlaim and Ilan Pappé.

Morris's work on the Arab-Israeli conflict and especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has won praise and criticism from both sides of the political divide. He is accused by some academics in Israel of only using Israeli and never Arab sources, creating an "unbalanced picture". Regarding himself as a Zionist, he writes, "I embarked upon the research not out of ideological commitment or political interest. I simply wanted to know what happened."

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Born
Dec 8, 1948
Ein HaHoresh
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Israel
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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