Zachary Lockman


Zachary Lockman is professor of modern Middle East history at New York University and a contributing editor of this magazine.

Articles by this Author
Evolutionary Constant

Nadav Shelef, Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity and Religion in Israel, 1925–2005 (Cornell, 2010).

Behind the Battles Over Middle East Studies

An ideological campaign to reshape the academic study of the Middle East in the United States has begun to bear fruit on Capitol Hill. In late 2003, the House of Representatives passed legislation which would, for the first time, mandate that...

Jean-Pierre Thieck

Jean-Pierre Thieck -- activist, scholar, journalist and friend of MERIP -- died of AIDS in Paris on July 5, 1990, at the age of 41. A descendant of a grand rabbi of Tunis on his mother’s side, his upbringing in the thick of the Paris...

Original Sin

Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988).

Tom Segev, 1949: The First Israelis (New York: The Free Press, 1986).

Simha Flapan, The Birth...

"You Have to Prove to the Palestinians That You Are Serious About Peace"

Arie Arnon has been a leading Israeli proponent of political negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, and opponent of the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and Golan. He is currently a member of the Progressive...

"The First Prime-Time Bombing in History"

Noam Chomsky has been active in the movement against US military intervention for many years. His most recent book on the Middle East is The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians (South End, 1986). His...

From the West Bank to Armageddon

From the West Bank to Armageddon A 45-minute slide-tape program produced by Sara Freedman and Ted German for Boston Mobilization for Survival. Available from Survival Education Fund.

Organizing around Middle East...

Zionism Good and Bad

Jacobo Timerman, The Longest War (London: Chatto & Windus, 1982).

Israel and the Jewish Question

Maxime Rodinxon, Cult, Ghetto, and State: The Persistence of the Jewish Question, London: Al Saqi Books, 1983.

Akiva Orr, The unJewish State: The Politics of Jewish Identity in Israel, London:...

The Israeli Opposition

As the Israeli invasion of Lebanon enters its third month, the polarization of the Israeli public continues. People there have become increasingly aware of the terrible destruction being wrought on the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples by their...