About the episode: “Benny Morris on the Future of the Armenian Genocide — Ethnic Cleansing of Christians, ‘Islamophobia’ and The Middle East Conflict,” with Benny Morris. On the eve of the April 2019 Israeli legislative election, Don Q. and Sancho sit down with eminent Israeli historian Benny Morris to discuss Morris’ new book, co-authored with Dror Zeevi, The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian Minorities, 1894 – 1924, and to examine the previously underestimated ripple of the Armenian Genocide, the current status and the future of the Middle East Conflict and his evolution as a historian.
About our guest: Benny Morris, Ph.D., is one of Israel’s leading historians and public intellectuals. He was formerly a professor of history in the Middle East Studies department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and served as a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post for 12 years. He is the author of numerous books, including The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947–1949, 1948 and after; Israel and the Palestinians, Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist–Arab Conflict, 1881–1999, 1948: A History of the First Arab–Israeli War and One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict.