What you are about to see are the carefully measured words of Israeli Ambassador to Finland and to Estonia, Ambassador Avi Granot, which gracefully remove “New Historian” revisionist of Israeli history, Avi Shlaim, from the center of reasoned and rational debate on the Palestinian-Israel conflict, to the margins of extremism where he belongs. This happened last night at the Europe and Middle East’ lecture series, at the University of Helsinki on 03.11.09 in Helsinki Finland.
Featured guest speakers, Avi Shlaim, and Marc Otte.
Israeli Ambassador Avi Granot:
Avi Shlaim and the rest of the New Historians who both demonize Israel and place all of the burden for everything that has gone wrong in the Arabs’ conflict with Israel, do not deserve to be treated as being a credible voice on either Israeli modern history or on the conflict in general. Kudos to Ambassador Granot.