Book Review: Who Is Afraid of Historical Redress?
Ruth Amir’s Who Is Afraid of Historical Redress? The Israeli Victim-Perpetrator Dichotomy received an excellent review on H-Net by Jeffrey Barnes (Department of History, University of Akron). Barnes writes:
“. . . Who Is Afraid of Historical Redress? is a worthy contribution to the literature on memory studies in Israel. The author’s choice of case studies coupled with her analysis of state responses to redress campaigns more than demonstrates the role that memory plays in the construction of state identity concerning episodes of historical injustice. Further, the focus on injustices committed by the Israeli state against Jewish citizens and immigrants to Israel coupled with a discussion of injustices committed against Palestinians in the formation of the state is brilliant and makes the point stronger.”
You can view the full review here.