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Yehoshua Porath

Yehoshua Porath (Hebrew: יהושע פורת‎) (January 13, 1938 – November 24, 2019[1]) was an Israeli historian and professor of Middle East history.

Academic careerEdit

Yehoshua Porath was a lecturer in the History of Muslim Countries at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[2] He specialized in the history of Palestinian nationalism.

Political viewsEdit

Porath was on the Meretz list in the 1992 Israeli elections for the Knesset. He later changed his political views and became a supporter of the right.[3] He opposed the Oslo accords between PLO and Israel. In the 1996 elections he participated in the campaign of the Likud party and supported Benjamin Netanyahu for prime minister.[4]

He lived in Jerusalem, was married to Penina and father of Liora and Shauli. He died on November 25th 2019 and was buried the next day in Kibbutz Nahshon cemetery.[1]

Published works in EnglishEdit

  • The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement, 1918–1929, Cass (1974) ISBN 0-7146-2939-1
  • In Search of Arab Unity, 1930–1945, Cass (1986) ISBN 0-7146-3264-3


  1. ^ a b "פרופ' יהושע שוקה פורת ז"ל". אבלים (in Hebrew). 25 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  2. ^ יהושע פורת, המנדט המפוקפק של תום שגב, תכלת 9, אביב התש"ס / 2000
  3. ^ Israel at the Polls, 1996, edited by Daniel J. Elazar, Shmuel Sandler
  4. ^ PLO covenant fraud