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Israel's history is too disturbing to reveal. Morris and other revisionists suppress it. His "style is as revelatory as the substance of his totalitarian beliefs," said Petras.

He claims Iran threatens Israel. It's a Big Lie. Nothing whatever suggests it. His solution is "nuclear genocide." Israel has no choice, he claims.

He calls Israeli Arabs and Palestinians "wild animals." They're "barbarians." They should be locked up in "a cage." Treat them like "serial killers." It's shocking that this stuff gets published. 

Jeremy Salt is Bilkent University Political Science/Middle East History Professor. In April 2011, he headlined "The Slanderer as Historian," saying:

Morris "completely lost his moral compass." In 1948, Palestinians had to be "cleansed." Otherwise they'd be no Israel, said Morris. Ben-Gurion was a "transferist." He should have finished the job.

He distinguishes between ethnic cleansing and genocide. Ben-Gurion and likeminded hardliners did both. So did other Israeli leaders who followed him.

Morris attacked Ilan Pappe for exposing Israeli crimes. He turned truth on its head. He said Pappe "blacken(ed) the image of Israel and its leaders in 1948."

He's "one of the world's sloppiest historians and certainly one of the most dishonest."

Pappe did what dishonest historians and moral cowards like Morris avoid.

His-style slander should surprise. He's a serial liar. He has a "vicious tongue." He's "psychologically incapable of drawing the only conclusions possible from his own research."

It's shoddy and disreputable. Like Bernard Lewis and other pro-Israeli/imperial hardliners, he prioritizes lies, not truth. He defends the indefensible. 

He's intellectually dishonest. He omits what's too disturbing to reveal. He justifies atrocities instead of condemning them. He claims Zionists had a divine right to create a Jewish state in Palestine.

He calls Islam problematic. It doesn't value human life like the West, he claims. It abhors "freedom, democracy, openness and creativity."

If Islamic states get nuclear, chemical, and/or biological weapons they'll "use them." If able, they'll "commit genocide."

He shames his academic credentials. His credibility is sorely lacking. Rancor and vindictiveness substitute for good sense. He's unapologetic about Israel's worst crimes. 

He blames Arabs, not Jews. He elevates revisionist history to a higher level. It doesn't rise to the level of bad fiction. He distinguishes between good and bad genocide. He calls it a legitimate political tool.

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I think the last time Iran (Persia) attacked anoth... by Phil Linehan on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 5:58:13 PM
It is true that Morris was for a time a "new histo... by James Carlisle on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 3:18:13 AM