Efraim Karsh is Professor and Head of the Mediterranean Studies Programme at King's College London. Ten years ago he wrote a book entitled Fabricating Israeli History: The "New Historians"
Engage is a web site dedicated to combating left-wing antisemitism. In the comments box of one post, Deborah Maccoby wrote:
"Re Efraim Karsh - he has such a right wing axe to grind that h [sic] has little credibility in my eyes. His attempts to prove the 'New Historians' wrong about 1948 have failed entirely."In a review of Karsh's book on the New Historians, Hyam Maccoby wrote:
"Efraim Karsh, whose scholarship in all the relevant documentation in English, Hebrew and Arabic far outweighs that of the New Historians, has delivered a crushing blow to them, revealing how hollow and superficial their thesis are.... He shows that so far from establishing a new level of objective analysis of documents, they quote selectively and misleadingly from the documents and have even omitted some of the most important of them from their analysis altogether, being unaware that they are available, or even asserting wrongly that they were being withheld."
Hyam Maccoby, "Pernicious Revisionism Exposed" Midstream Vol XXXXIV No. 3 (April 1998) pp. 40-41
Deborah Maccoby would do well to pay attention to the words of her late father.