The jewish new muslims of meshed the latter two published posthumously. Raphael patais the arab mind is a field tested bookand i mean. In this book harkabi explored the emotional, cultural, ideological and religious sources of arab. This penetrating analysis unlocks the mysteries of arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture. In six days, the israelis defeated the arab armies of egypt, syria, and jordan and seized large portions of territory including the west bank, east jerusalem, the gaza strip, the sinai peninsula, and the golan heights. There are many familiar tags fatalism, emotionalism, rhetoric, disunity, concern with face, personalization of political problems.
Jan 01, 1973 the arab mind was once an obscure book by an obscure man. The continuous upheavals and violence in the arab world is a way of taking the mind off the consuming preoccupation with sex laffin, the arab mind, p. This preoccupation is expressed by going to near certain death in a coup against the establishment, in a factional fight, or in an act of terrorism. Harkabis study is at least in part exempt from the criticism that it represents the distorted view of an israeli because so much of it is devoted to a simple, exhaustive documentation of the arab viewfrom books, pamphlets, speeches, broadcasts, magazine and newspaper articlesby arab leaders, ideologues, propagandists, educators. Bernard lewis, semites and antisemites new york, 1997. I will abstain altogether from taking a position in this debate and focus entirely on the contents of the book. Please do post favorites or arguments, reframings, rebuttals in the comments. It is kind of realization of a dream or fantasy lying deep somewhere in the dark corner of the subconscious. This work, by a scholar described as the doyen of israeli arabists, is the.
Americans agree its in the their interest to end the arab israeli conflict. Harkabi, a former israeli militarv intelligence chief turned hebrew university professor, has authored a tightlyorganized, wellwritten monograph that reflects a disciplined mind at work, moving consistently and consciously towards its conclusion. One book that was frequently cited was the arab mind. Written by tarek heggy, this insightful and topical book is a companion volume to heggys the arab cocoon. Interviewed in alanwar on june 22, 1975, sadat declared. Normative judaisms views on warfare are defined by restraint thats neither guided by avidness for belligerence nor is it categorically pacifist. The arab mind is ready to accept anything opposed to science and reason. Harkabi s study is at least in part exempt from the criticism that it represents the distorted view of an israeli because so much of it is devoted to a simple, exhaustive documentation of the arab viewfrom books, pamphlets, speeches, broadcasts, magazine and newspaper articlesby arab leaders, ideologues, propagandists, educators. Since its original publication in 1983, the revised edition of raphael patais the arab mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of middle eastern studies. Israel as a jewish state is an example of the jewish character, which finds free and concentrated expression within it. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. Nov 21, 2014 the westerner who, recognizing in the arab the personality traits which in western culture signify paranoia or inferiority complex, is pleased with himself for being able to see through the arabs attempts at deceit and trickery and his lies shows his lack of appreciation of the face concept in the arab culture. He published more than 600 articles and thirty books, including the arab mind, the jewish mind, arab folktales from palestine and israel, and jadid alislam. We met in his apartment on bar kochba street in jerusalem an ironic address, since harkabi, by way of arguing for prudence in national strategy, has written a book.
May 24, 2004 the book in question is called the arab mind, and is by raphael patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several us universities, including columbia and princeton. Harkabi also quotes rabbi aviner, rabbi zvi yehudah kook and rabbi ariel, all three of whom say arabs living in palestine are thieves because since the land was once jewish, all property to be found on that land really belongs to the jews. Since its original publication in 1983, the revised edition of raphael patais the arab mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of middle. Since its original publication in 1983, the revised edition of raphae. Traditionally, selfdefense has been the underpinning principle for the sanctioned use of violence, with the maintenance of peace taking precedence over waging war. Harkabis great strength as an analyst and evensince the first edition of this book appeared in israel in 1986 the word has become appropriatea prophet derive from his close familiarity with. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Arab strategies and israels response, by yehoshafat harkabi. The israelarab reader goodreads meet your next favorite book. The author concludes his chapter on the israeli lobby by quoting this complaint by general harkabi, former chief of israeli intelligence and adviser to israeli prime minister begin, from harkabi s 1988 book, israels fateful hour. The difficult questions, by asma lamrabet, en toutes lettres french. Apart from this particular subject, orientalism and the myth of the arab mind offers a good deal on other middle eastern and arab topicspublishers website arab aims and israeli attitudes.
Afterward the next generation will carry the responsibility. The prelude that took place and led to the creation of israel is the reason, if you dont know what i am talking about read carefully. Abdurraheem, islaamic university of madeenah courtesy of fatwaonline. Islams resistance war against israels occupation and. Raphael patai is well qualified to write a book on the cognitive assumptions and basic personality traits of the arabicspeaking peoples. Yaari, the arab affairs journalist for davar, is short on. In the former, the kingdom of the unseen, lie the silent, subtle forces that are continually determining, and with exact precision, the conditions. Arab attitudes to israel edition 1 by yehoshafat harkabi. Yehoshafat harkabi s arab attitudes to israel is the first book known to me in which the author discusses the curent arab israeli conflict refering, among other issues, to the origins of islam and the career of the islamic prophet mohammad. Raphael patais recent book, the arab mind, is a significant scholarly contribution to the field of national character research in general and, more specifically, to the understanding of arab culture and national character. The book advocates a tribalgroupsurvival explanation for the driving factors behind arab culture. The june 1967 war was a watershed in the history of the modern middle east. The arab mind should nonetheless be mandatory reading for all government workers in the middle east, as it is truly an indispensible guide through a culture that has been around longer than our own.
Nuclear deterrence is a deadly game israel national news. The arab mind testifies to the scope and range of the arab mentality with broad sweeps of the pen and minute and subtle detail to provide an in depth study for students and scholars, alike. Yehoshafat harkabi, a former head of israeli military intelligence, wrote a classic and deeply pessimistic book in the 1960s suggesting arab attitudes to israel were immutably hostile. The arab mind bound looks at the factors which led to the rapid spread and influence of violent islam and its effect on arab societies. It discusses islam as the main binding factor for the arabs and how it binds the muslim world in general. Jan 06, 2017 these recommendations on books by arab women are based on a personal reading of arab and arabic literature, so there are inevitable gaps. The ambiguity of the first demand israels withdrawal from all occupied territories stems from the possibility of understanding it to have a broader meaning than withdrawal from the areas occupied in 1967, as the occupied territory has in arab political language been the conventional name for israel in its pre. Patais 19101996 landmark book on the arab mind 1973, revised patai 1983. This book is an analysis of the arab psyche and their character. Harkabi, yehoshafat, arab attitudes to israel, john wiley and sons, 1974 heft, james ed. Its best use is as a doorstop world news the guardian. The book of genesis with robert graves, 1964, 1966 the hebrew goddess, 1967, 1978, 1990 tents of jacob. The representation of the holocaust in the arab world.
Myth during the 1967 war, israel deliberately attacked the uss liberty. Aug 02, 2015 in the arab world on the other hand, the lack of democracy leaves most arab citizens harboring bitter feelings toward their governments. Israel is the criterion according to which all jews will tend to be judged. Harkabi had a good command of arabic, a deep knowledge of arab civilization and history, and a solid understanding of islam. Hinsley, ending the arab israeli conflict yehoshafat harkabi. Translation for book in the free englisharabic dictionary and many other arabic translations. In her latest book, lamrabet, a prominent moroccan feminist scholar of islam, offers a progressive, contextual reading of the quran, arguing that many discriminatory practices and sexist assumptions have no scriptural basis. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so dont worry about it. The diasporayesterday and today, 1971 myth and modern man, 1972 the arab mind, 1973, 1976, 1983 the myth of the jewish race with jennifer p.
The book explains the arabic language, their history and their habits to describe why arabs are the way they are. The khazar hypothesis of ashkenazi ancestry, often called the khazar myth by its critics. This powerful, important book makes urgent reading, stated pw. He developed from an uncompromising hardliner to supporter of a palestinian state who recognized the plo as a negotiations partner. Judaism and violence project gutenberg selfpublishing. Sep 15, 2014 the arab mind should nonetheless be mandatory reading for all government workers in the middle east, as it is truly an indispensible guide through a culture that has been around longer than our own. The arab mind discusses the upbringing of a typical arab boy or girl, the intense concern with honor and courage, the arabs tendency toward extremes of behavior, and their ambivalent attitudes toward the west. How have the media and the palestinian arabs changed over. Harkabi, formerly a leading israeli exponent of the position that arab intransigence leaves israel no leeway to negotiate with the palestinians, now argues the opposite. The fiasco of angloamerican middle east policy amos perlmutter. Much of the atrocities that are committed towards arab women occur partly because the victim does not know that she has a basic right for her body to be hers, for her privacy to be respected and for her education to be a necessity not a privilege she receives if it is financially possible after her brother has been educated. Lior publicly gave permission to spill blood of arab persons and has publicly supported extreme rightwing jewish terrorists. Keter publishing house, 1972, especially chapter 2, the arab ideology of the conflict.
I went into a bit of detail about this book in this post so i wont go over it again. Those negotiations he encouraged with the palestinian arabs came to pass, and brought about palestinian territories, but have only become a greater source of. Further, the book implicitly suggests the relevance of national character research to intelligence analysis. This book s relevance is easily demonstrated by the current, that is 20, so called arab spring. The israeli attack on the uss liberty was a grievous error, largely attributable to the fact that it occurred in the midst of the confusion of a fullscale war in 1967. A scientific discussion in the roots of the june 5 defeat, beirut, 1968. The secretary of the arab league office in london, edward atiyah, wrote in his book, the arabs. We are all dwellers in two kingdoms, the inner kingdom, the kingdom of the mind and spirit, and the outer kingdom, that of the body and the physical universe about us. In your 1977 book, arab strategies and israels response, you wrote that israel, due to the preponderance of territory and resources and population and arms on the other side, could have no strategy, only responses or tactics. Its a three part series and the books are glossaries of terms and expressions youll find in colloquial egyptian arabic relevant to other. Harkabi, the reputed mentor of shimon peres, advocated a palestinian state.
In july 2010, yitzhak shapira who heads dorshei yihudcha yeshiva in the west bank settlement of yitzhar, was arrested by israeli police for writing a book. Two complaints have become traditional when considering the writings of yehoshafat harkabi, probably israels most famous, possibly its most influential, commentator on. The threat of anihilation, of a second holocaust, looms permanently in the israeli mind, leading one of bellows aquaintances to observe that it would be a horrible irony if the jews being gathered in one place enabled a second holocaust to become a reality. The book that established his reputation as a leading hawk was arab attitudes to israel 1971.
This article is within the scope of wikiproject arab world, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the arab world on wikipedia. In the original hebrew version of his book harkabi expresses his shock at finding this out. Lesson in arabic language book 2 linkedin slideshare. This analysis unlocks the mysteries of arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture. Harkabi s great strength as an analyst and evensince the first edition of this book appeared in israel in 1986 the word has become appropriatea prophet derive from his close familiarity with. Viii is the hypothesis that ashkenazi jews are in large part descended from the khazars, a multiethnic conglomerate of mostly turkic peoples who formed a seminomadic khanate in and around the northern and central caucasus and the ponticcaspian steppe. Good read but it includes a lot of exaggeration and makes arab seem very exotic. Harkabi finds that in the speeches, books, articles, and debates of arab intellectuals and politicians since the sixday war, conceptions about israel have been refined, and the vituperative language which he catalogued in his big work, arab attitudes to israel 1968, has been moderated. The books were often quoted in israeli government pronouncements, and by extension in american jewish publications. Because of recent changes in the explicitly declared goals of arabs in the palestinian conflict, this book is of singular importance, and no scholar or expert on middle east affairs can afford to ignore it.
However, harkabi never admitted that he changed his mind about the arabs. Harkabi, emdat haaravim besikhsukh yisrael arav the arabs position in the israeli arab conflict, tel aviv. Muhammad and the jews according to ibn ishaq wikisource. This wholesale exodus was due partly to the belief of the arabs, encouraged by the boastings of an unrealistic arabic press and the irresponsible utterances of some of the arab leaders that it could be only a matter of weeks before the jews were. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. The arab mind by raphael patai meet your next favorite book. Its not that i changed my mind but that the situation changed. The retreat in the arab position has developed but it is the position not of the palestinian arab but the arab world that has changed, in ways that harkabi could not have imagined. The arab mind book summary by raphael patai, 466 pages. The late hebrew university professor of political science yehoshafat harkabi, who served as director of israel military intelligence, was a cultural relativist. The major objectives of social science research involving the topics of national character or personality and culture are. Raphael patai was a prolific cultural anthroplogist, folklorist, historian, and biblical scholar.
The result is a segmented society where each segment functions according to a different value system shaped by its particular viewpoint. Harkabi s early books on the arab israeli conflict, especially his 1972 work, arab attitudes towards israel, were source books on the seemingly implacable arab hostility to the jewish state. The archetypal arab character he constructs goes beyond the stereotypes, without contradicting them. Yehoshafat harkabi, arab attitudes to israel jerusalem. Buy exlibrary books in arabic and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. While the biblical narrative about the conquest of canaan and the commands related. Yehoshafat harkabis arab attitudes to israel is the first book known to me in which the author discusses the curent arabisraeli conflict refering, among other issues, to the origins of islam and the career of the islamic prophet mohammad. The dispersion of egyptian jewry california digital library. Israels bitter west bank harvest the new york times. Wing, 1975, 1989 the jewish mind, 1977, 1996 the messiah texts, 1979. I fail to understand why they american leaders are so apprehensive of speaking out and saying that. The arab mind by patai, raphael, 1910publication date.518 894 407 1354 1608 1023 931 731 1171 137 1541 1506 660 831 326 1139 1188 1386 236 1046 1380 1247 1170 233 1223 268 391 640 163