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Efraim Karsh

Efraim Karsh is director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, emeritus professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London, and editor of the Middle East Quarterly. He is the author most recently of The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East (Bloomsbury, 2015).

How Harry Truman Crossed His Own State Department to Recognize Israel in 1948

In the moments leading up to Israel’s independence, America’s diplomats did everything they could to stop the process, and the president, cold.

April 16 2018 12:01AM

The Uses of Lydda

How a confusing urban battle between two sides was transformed into a one-sided massacre of helpless victims.

July 6 2014 11:21PM