In Benny Morris’s lecture: ‘A New Look at the 1948 Arab-Israeli War’ he offers a fresh perspective to the bloodiest war in Israeli history. So much has been said and written about the 1948 war. This time Benny Morris, who has written so much about the subject in his books offers a fresh new perspective about the subject. Firstly, Prof. Morris in this lecture compares the two fighting sides. On one hand the Zionist movement and on the other hand the Arab world. His main argument is that for the Zionist movement this war was not a religious war while for the other side it was a religious Jihad.
At the end of Benny Morris Lecture, the audience gets to ask Morris questions that I think very relevant to the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Along this hour-long lecture, Morris is breaking some known myths regarding the 1948 war. And I invite you to read some of his books that became best sellers. For example The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (2004). Another good book would be 1948: A History of the First Arab–Israeli War (2008).
You can find the lecture on youtube just google the title on the search.