Elizabeth Antébi is a historian and writer living in Paris. She received her PhD in History of Religious Sciences, Ideologies and Systems, from the EPHE (School of Advanced Studies), Sorbonne, Paris, in 1999. Her doctorate on Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934) received the Price Zadoc Kahn 2000: http://www.antebiel.com/EN/university/index-university.html. See also: “Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934) and the first settlements in Palestine: from HaNadiv (The Benefactor) to HaNassi (The Prince)” (in Judith Targarona Borras & Angel Saenz-Badillos (éds), Jewish Studies at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of European Association for Jewish Studies in Toledo 1998, vol. 2: Judaism from the Renaissance to Modern Time, Brill, Leiden, Boston, Köln, 1999. She also wrote a Memorandum on Albert Antébi (1873-1919) or Religion of France in Ottoman Palestine: http://www.antebiel.com/EN/university/memorandum.html#reports
Antebi’s research attempts to understand “how that situation happened”, with in the background, the War of the Balkans, the Revolution of the Young Turks, the consequences of the Russian pogroms. And to study the role of the Great European Powers of the time – Germany, Russia, England, and particularly France.
She has published several books on that period:
“L’Homme du Sérail, The Jewish little Pasha of Jerusalem“, 1996, NiL Edition, English Rights: Crawford Publishing Cy, Adelaide, Australia. On Albert Antébi and his go-between role at the cross-road of French organizations, Arab people, Ottoman governors and Jewish settlements.
Jewish Missionnaries of France, Calmann Lévy, 1999 or the world as seen by the heads of the Alliance Israelite Universelle schools around the Mediterranean Sea and throughout Middle East at the dawn of XXth Century. (1860–1939)
Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934), The Man who redeemed the Holy Land, Le Rocher, 2003: “Your ideas and your main thesis is really original and provocative and represents a viewpoint about Rothschild that has not been presented in the other books written about him. I think your book is fascinating and that you offer something that no other Rothschild writer has done before.” Amy Dockser Marcus, Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter and author of “Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict“.