War of the Word: how language has been hijacked in the campaign against Israel’s legitimacy
Ilan Troen is director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University. Before joining Brandeis, he served as director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives in Sede Boker, Israel, and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Ben-Gurion University. He has authored or edited numerous books in American, Jewish and Israeli history. He is also the founding editor of Israel Studies (Indiana University Press), an international journal that publishes three issues annually on behalf of Brandeis and Ben-Gurion University. His most recent book publications include Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America (Yale, 2001), with Deborah Dash-Moore; Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement (Yale, 2003); and, with Jacob Lassner, Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined (Roman and Littlefield, 2007). Forthcoming in 2011 is Tel-Aviv at 100; Visions, Designs and Actualities.