WHO IS TOM SEGEV?
Tom Segev is an Israeli historian, author and journalist. He’s associated with Israel's New Historians, a group challenging many of the country's traditional narratives. His book, ‘One Palestine, Complete’ is a fascinating compilation of his research of the three decades of the British Mandate in Palestine. Segev has accessed personal diaries of key figures and original documents detailing the tense and vicious triangle perpetuated between, Arabs, Jews and the British. The destructive choreography of alternating positions of persecutor, victim and rescuer is played out in brilliant detail.
The book is wonderfully readable, comprehensive and objective. It left me grateful for an honest insight into the complexity of the pain of both Jew and Palestinian that continues to this day.