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THE ONLY BOOK ON PALESTINIAN HISTORY YOU WILL EVER NEED TO READ

A historian counters mendacity with powerful satire.

June 23, 2017   Ari Lieberman
 

There have been many books written on Palestinian identity and history but none are as scholarly and authoritative as Assaf A. Voll’s “A History of the Palestinian People, From Ancient Times to the Modern Era.” Voll’s exhaustive account of Palestinian history is summed up in 120 fact-filled pages brimming with substantive information that most will find useful.

University students working under harsh time constraints will find the book particularly suitable because it can be read cover-to-cover in a matter of seconds. That’s because all the pages are blank save for a quote in the beginning of the book attributed to the Seinfeld character George Costanza – “Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.” 

One comical reviewer at Amazon amusingly noted that the Voll’s book was plagiarized. “The work is identical to the book, Everything Men Know About Women: 25th Anniversary Edition,” said the reviewer. The reviewer is correct but the author’s transgression is minor compared to fantastical mendacity propagated by those pretending to be historians and academics at some of the world’s top universities.  :snip: 

 

  

  

 

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All I can say is 134 pages? To cover 3...4...5,000 years. It may be a wonderful book...But....know what I mean?

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Amazon Removes Bestselling ‘Palestinian Ancient History’ Book Consisting of Blank Pages

 

Posted by Miriam Elman  ▪  July 2, 2017 at 9:00am

Gives in to pressure campaign.

For a century Palestinians have been denying and denigrating the Jewish people’s attachment to the Land of Israel even as they’ve been doubling-down on their own fictitious claims to ‘Palestine’ in antiquity and to family lineages in the Holy Land that predate that of the ancient Hebrews.

A former adjunct lecturer of Jewish history at Haifa University, now the creative director at a Tel Aviv advertising agency, decided to poke fun at this absurd situation in which Palestinians reject the historical accuracy of a Hebrew/Jewish presence in the land while simultaneously concocting an essentially fraudulent narrative of their own history?

The literary product might be something like History of the Palestinian People: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era.

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