Writings by Efraim Karsh

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
The Death of the Two-State Solution The SpectatorOctober 8, 2023
The Oslo Disaster 30 Years On Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic StudiesSeptember 19, 2023
The Never-Ending Two-State Delusion Transatlantic Policy Quarterly (TPQ)November 30, 2022
Hamas Doesn't Want a Palestinian State The SpectatorMay 22, 2021
Israel's Flight from South Lebanon 20 Years On BESA Center PerspectivesMay 22, 2020
The Struggle for Israel's Jewish Soul BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 16, 2020
Distorting Ben-Gurion BESA Center PerspectivesOctober 10, 2019
The Depths to Which the Oslo Process Has Driven Israel The AlgemeinerNovember 20, 2018
Anticipating Israel's Nationality Law Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2018
Jewish West Bank Communities: The Kernel of a Tolerant Palestinian State BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 3, 2018
It's Not Gaza's Economy, Stupid Jerusalem PostJune 3, 2018
How Harry Truman Crossed His Own State Department to Recognize Israel MosaicApril 16, 2018
Belief in Palestinian Openness to Two-State Solution Amounts to Insanity The Jerusalem PostNovember 21, 2017
Israeli Attitudes toward Egypt 40 Years after Sadat's Visit The Jerusalem PostNovember 6, 2017
Mahmoud Abbas Should Endorse the Balfour Declaration BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 3, 2017
Turkey's Manipulation of Europe, Then and Now The Times Literary SupplementJuly 17, 2016
No, Palestinian Terrorism Isn't a Response to 'Occupation' The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2016
The Politicization of Middle East Studies The American InterestSeptember 18, 2015
Review of Eugene Rogan's 'The Fall of the Ottomans' The Times Literary SupplementMay 13, 2015
White House Delusions, Islamist Realities The Jerusalem PostFebruary 17, 2015
It's Anti-Semitism, Stupid The Jerusalem PostAugust 11, 2014
Palestinian Suffering Used to Demonize Israel The Jerusalem PostJuly 21, 2014
The Uses of Lydda MosaicJuly 2014
The Myth of Palestinian Centrality BESA CenterJuly 7, 2014
Running Away from Statehood, Again BESA Center PerspectivesApril 28, 2014
Michael Oren misunderstands the obstacle to peace The Jerusalem PostJanuary 30, 2014
Seven Pillars of Fiction The Wall Street JournalAugust 9, 2013
Israel's Arabs: Deprived or Radicalized? Israel AffairsJanuary 2013
The war against the Jews Israel AffairsJuly 2012
The Middle East's real apartheid The Jerusalem PostMarch 5, 2012
Betraying Ben-Gurion Hudson New YorkDecember 22, 2011
Haaretz: The Paper for Thinking People? Hudson New YorkDecember 16, 2011
Finnish delusions The Jerusalem PostNovember 7, 2011
The revisionist history of Sari Nusseibeh The Jerusalem PostOctober 11, 2011
There Is No Palestinian State The Daily BeastSeptember 16, 2011
Where is the Palestinian Ben-Gurion? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 15, 2011
Texts, Lies and Videotape The National InterestAugust 10, 2011
Land for War The Wall Street JournalAugust 5, 2011
A Chameleon, Nevertheless American ThinkerJuly 24, 2011
Israel's Human Chameleon Strikes Again American ThinkerJuly 10, 2011
Reclaiming a historical truth HaaretzJune 10, 2011
Abbas's Fable The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2011
How Many Palestinian Arab Refugees Were There? Israel AffairsApril 2011
The pinnacle of incompetence The Jerusalem PostMarch 23, 2011
A legacy of violence The Jerusalem PostMarch 1, 2011
Adrift in Arabia The Journal of International Security AffairsFall 2010
Not taking yes for an answer Jerusalem PostAugust 24, 2010
Shimon Peres versus the Brits Jerusalem PostAugust 2, 2010
The Palestinians, Alone The New York TimesAugust 2, 2010
Who's Against a Two-State Solution? Jewish Ideas DailyJuly 20, 2010
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Why Israel's Arabs Are Its Biggest Threat Middle East QuarterlySpring 2022
China in the Middle East: "Silk Road" to the Levant Middle East QuarterlySpring 2021
How San Remo Birthed the Jewish National Home Middle East QuarterlySummer 2020
Israel 25 Years after the Oslo Accords: Why Did Rabin Fall for Them? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2018
The Privileged Palestinian "Refugees" Middle East QuarterlySummer 2018
Turks and Arabs Welcomed the Balfour Declaration Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2018
An Inevitable Conflict Middle East QuarterlySummer 2017
Why the Oslo Process Doomed Peace Middle East QuarterlyFall 2016
Obama's Middle East Delusions Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2016
Palestinian Leaders Don't Want an Independent State Middle East QuarterlySummer 2014
The Palestinians' Real Enemies Middle East QuarterlySpring 2014
Ankara's Unacknowledged Genocide Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2013
Azzam's Genocidal Threat Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
How the "Sons of Iraq" Stabilized Iraq Middle East QuarterlyFall 2010
Did Edward Said Really Speak Truth to Power? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
Benny Morris's Reign of Error, Revisited Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Arafat's Grand Strategy Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
The Unbearable Lightness of My Critics Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Misunderstanding Arab Nationalism Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Why the Middle East Is So Volatile Middle East QuarterlyDecember 2000
Benny Morris and the Reign of Error Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Historical Fictions Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1996
Rewriting Israel's History Middle East QuarterlyJune 1996
Title Publication Date
A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
The Jordanian-Israeli War 1948-1951: A History of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return Middle East QuarterlyFall 2003
The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
The Political and Social Philosophy of Ze'ev Jabotinsky: Selected Writings Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Zionism and the Foundations of Israeli Diplomacy Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1999
Murder in the Name of God: The Plot to Kill Yitzhak Rabin Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
The Israeli Labour Party in the Shadow of the Likud Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
To the Promised Land: A History of Zionist Thought Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
The Founding Myths of Israel: Nationalism, Socialism, and the Making of the Jewish State Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Does the Arab World Truly Want a "Palestine"? MEF WireJanuary 25, 2011
Obama's Failed Middle East Policy MEF WireAugust 24, 2010
Arafat's War MEF WireDecember 2, 2003
Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
The Oslo Disaster: Executive Summary September 14, 2016
Justice for Palestine August 16, 2010
Middle East Studies in the News
Title Publication Date
The Iron Illusions of Rashid Khalidi [review of "The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood"] The New York SunDecember 14, 2006
Columbia and the Academic Intifada CommentaryJuly 2, 2005
College Coarse The New RepublicApril 28, 2005
Juan Cole's Bad Blog The New RepublicApril 14, 2005