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Exposed and worthless,
This review is from: From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine (Paperback)
'From Time Immemorial' is not about putting forward "one side" of the argument, or being 'biased'. That would entail having the facts, and spinning them a certain way. This book, as other reviewers have detailed at length, entirely invents facts and consists of an elaborate hoax. All respected historians have panned the book. It received a terribly poor reaction in Israel itself.
It's unfortunate that people feel they must 'support' this book because it furthers 'their' cause. All reasonable people seek peace in the region, and a fradulent thesis that wipes out an entire people will do nothing towards that end. Reading this book is an insult to many years of serious scholarship and writing on the issues of the region, by people of all nationalities (including many Israelis and Palestinians).
This book is only useful as a study in ficticious fraud; but if you plan to conduct such a study, I strongly suggest a visit to the library instead.
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Initial post: 21 Sep 2008 01:00:28 BDT
C. Odonoghue says:
i believe there is doubt Joan Peters even exists
Posted on 30 Oct 2011 13:17:49 GMT
Mrs. E. Arman says:
There is one Historical fact that is undeniable (though I do not know if it is mentioned by this author), and supported by documenation. This is that the Arab Muslim presence in the Holy land dates back to the 7th century when this land was invaded and conquered by them, along with most of the Middle East and North Africa. This invasion is a fact of History.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012 14:40:22 BDT
Mrs E Arman said "This invasion is a fact of History. "
I see your assertion and match it, No it isn't a fact.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2013 19:01:10 BDT
Andy Dyer says:
Whatever Islamic or Arab invasion there was, it had relatively little effect on the settled life of the region. We know that because so many of the town names go back to Biblical times, there cannot have been much of an upheaval.
In fact, it would appear that the Canaanites became the Jews who became the Christian and Muslim Palestinians. No ethnic cleansing there, ever.
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