The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger) Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel.

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780740565

Category: History

Page: 336

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The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger) Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing". Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord in the course of this war, Ilan Pappe offers impressive archival evidence to demonstrate that, from its very inception, a central plank in Israel’s founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population. Indispensable for anyone interested in the current crisis in the Middle East.

A History of Modern Palestine

conventional war raged in several parts of Palestine, in others it took a very
different form. The conventional war occurred on the edges of what was to be the

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521556323

Category: History

Page: 333

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Examines Palestinian history and covers the Ottomans in the 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, the coming of the early Zionists, the British mandate, the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, and the intifadas of 1987 and 2000.

Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land

The attempt of Palestinian refugees to preserve the memory of their origin,
including the use of the name, is not surprising. ... Ilan Pappé, after writing in The
Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine about the systematic ethnic cleansing that took
place ...

Author: Donald E. Wagner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872059

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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A critical examination of political Zionism, a topic often considered taboo in the West, is long overdue. Moreover, the discussion of Christian Zionism is usually confined to Evangelical and fundamentalist settings. The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will provoke and inspire a new, challenging conversation on theological and ethical issues arising from various aspects of Zionism--a conversation that is vital to the quest for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. The eight authors offer a rich diversity of religious faith, academic research, and practical experience, as they represent all three Abrahamic faiths and five different Christian traditions. Among the many themes that run through Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land is the contrast between exclusivist narratives, both biblical and political, and the more inclusive narratives of the prophetic Scriptures, which provide the theological foundation and the moral imperative for human liberation. Readers will be drawn into a compelling, readable, and stimulating series of essays that tackle many of the complex issues that still confound clergy, politicians, diplomats, and academic experts.

Redefining Genocide

3 Palestine 1 Haifa Rashed is a Research Associate at the Human Rights
Consortium and a graduate of the MA ... For Palestinians, mourning sixty-three
years of al-Nakba is not just about remembering the “ethnic cleansing” of 1948, it
is also ...

Author: Doctor Damien Short

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783601701

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In this highly controversial and original work, Damien Short systematically rethinks how genocide is and should be defined. Rather than focusing solely on a narrow conception of genocide as direct mass-killing, through close empirical analysis of a number of under-discussed case studies – including Palestine, Sri Lanka, Australia and Alberta, Canada – the book reveals the key role played by settler colonialism, capitalism, finite resources and the ecological crisis in driving genocidal social death on a global scale.

The Forgotten Palestinians

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine that depopulated half the country's people as it
destroyed half the country's villages and towns has never been acknowledged or
condemned worldwide. The Jews became a decisive majority in the land as a ...

Author: Ilan Pappé

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300170130

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. In this book, historian Ilan Pappe examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, Pappe analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education, and civil rights. Rigorously researched yet highly readable, The Forgotten Palestinians brings a new and much-needed perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate.

Israelis and Palestinians

Conflict and Resolution Moshé Machover ... In this respect see, for example, Ilan
Pappé's book e Ethnic Cleansing ... He has expressed regret—not for the ethnic
cleansing of the Palestinians in the 1947–49 war, but for the fact that it did not ...

Author: Moshé Machover

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461688

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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These essays, written between 1966 and 2010 by lifelong Israeli activist and theorist Moshé Machover, cover diverse aspects of Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Elaborating on the ideas of the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen), two interrelated themes appear throughout the collection: the necessity of understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a regional context and the connection between Palestinian liberation and the struggle for socialism throughout the Middle East.

J dische Geschichte als allgemeine Geschichte

Yfaat Weiss Ethnic Cleansing , Memory and Property — Europe , Israel /
Palestine , 1944–1948 Repetition and ... about key research questions relating to
the events of 1948 : the Israeli War of Independence and the Palestinian “ Nakba
” .

Author: Dan Diner

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525362884

Category: History

Page: 356

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Gibt es eine spezifisch jüdische Geschichte und wenn: was kennzeichnet sie? Autoren aus Amerika, Deutschland, England und Israel setzen in diesem - Dan Diner zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmeten - Band Themen der jüdischen und der allgemeinen Geschichte zu- und miteinander in Bezug. Neben Beiträgen mit Themen der arabischen Welt und der Durchdringung von jüdischer und islamischer Welt stehen Texte zu theoretischen Fragen der Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaft sowie konkrete Fallstudien. Alle Aufsätze greifen neuere theoretische und methodische Debatten oder übergeordnete Fragen auf - sei es im Hinblick auf kulturgeschichtliche Fragen, sei es in der Erforschung von Antisemitismus und Holocaust, sei es in Bezug auf die Nachwirkung des Nationalsozialismus noch in den Aufbewahrungs- und Tradierungsformen einer kritischen Wissenschaft.

Israel Is It Good for the Jews

The plan the Jews drew up was called Plan D. It is the centerpiece of The Ethnic
Cleansing of Palestine, Ilan Pappe's provocative book. Pappe is another of the so
-called New Historians, who, like Shlaim, no longer teaches in Israel. His book ...

Author: Richard Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416584277

Category: History

Page: 288

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A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy. Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history of Europe’s Jews, culminating in the establishment of Israel. A veteran, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, Cohen began this journey as a skeptic, wondering in a national column whether the creation of a Jewish State was “a mistake.” As he recounts, he delved into his own and Jewish history and fell in love with the story of the Jews and Israel, a twice-promised land—in the Bible by God, and by the world to the remnants of Europe’s Jews. This promise, he writes, was made in atonement not just for the Holocaust, but for the callous indifference that preceded World War II and followed it—and that still threatens. Cohen’s account is full of stories—from the nineteenth century figures who imagined a Zionist country, including Theodore Herzl, who thought it might resemble Vienna with its cafes and music; to what happened in twentieth century Poland to his own relatives; and to stories of his American boyhood. Cohen describes his relationship with Israel as a sort of marriage: one does not always get along but one is faithful.

Still Waiting for Tomorrow

Robert Ross, 'Price Tag' Attacks and the ethnic ... MONDOWEISS,(July 2, 2013),
available at

Author: Susan Akram

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443862959

Category: Law

Page: 310

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This book focuses on the common features of protracted refugee situations. It is a critical examination of the reasons underlying the extended nature of those crises, as well as potential solutions to them. The book addresses war and armed conflict, environmental change and natural disasters, statelessness and protection gaps, among other elements, as common origins of refugee crises. It analyzes the root causes of some of the longest-standing unresolved refugee situations in the world today (including, but not limited to, the cases of Palestinians, Sahrawis, and Tibetans), addressing the particular political and legal tensions undermining solutions to them. The book comprises contributions from some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international refugee, human rights and humanitarian law, and international relations.

My Quests for Hope and Meaning

another people—the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people from Palestine.
Post-Holocaust Christianity seeks to compensate for Christian guilt for its past
crimes against the Jews by ignoring, denying, and collaborating with new crimes

Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621899365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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This book is an autobiography tracing Rosemary Radford Ruether's intellectual development and writing career. Ruether examines the influence of her mother and family on her development and particularly her interactions with the Roman Catholic religious tradition. She delves into her exploration of interfaith relations with Judaism and Islam as well. Her educational formation at Scripps College and the importance of historical theology is also a major emphasis. Mental illness has also affected Ruether's nuclear family in the person of her son, and she details the family's struggle with this issue. Finally in this intellectual autobiography, Ruether explores her long concern and involvement with ecology, feminism, and the quest for a spirituality and practice for a livable planet.

The Palestinian Right of Return Under International Law

But they started speaking out and they started, in a sense, a public confession of
their role in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which included systematic, brutal,
cold-blooded murder, like Tantura, which just finally came out only this year, ...

Author: Francis Anthony Boyle

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0932863930

Category: History

Page: 133

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The just resolution of the Palestinian right of return is at the very heart of the Middle East peace process. Nonetheless, the Obama administration intends to impose a comprehensive peace settlement upon the Palestinians that will force them to give up their well-recognized right of return under United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194(III)) of 1948; accept a Bantustan of disjointed and surrounded chunks of territory on the West Bank in Gaza; and even expressly recognize Israel as "the Jewish State," as newly demanded by Benjamin Netanyahu. All this will fail for the reasons so powerfully and eloquently stated in this book. For the past three decades, Francis A. Boyle has provided the leadership of the Palestinian people with advice, counsel, and representation at all stages of the Middle East Peace Process. Here, he elaborates what the Palestinians must now do to realize their international legal right of return, in keeping with his startling perception of Israel as itself nothing more than a Jewish Bantustan bound for failure. While an enormous amount of scholarly literature has been generated affirming the Palestinian right of return under international law, none is as authentic, powerful, personal, or convincing. Boyle has gone to the heart of the solution.

As Resident Aliens

... contributions to the conflict. some necessary actions applied uniquely to U.s.
citizens, such as the response called for in 2002, after the U.s. House Republican
Majority leader essentially called for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from the

Author: Kathleen Kern

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874264

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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"As the crucifixes drenched with Jewish blood drop from our hands, we stand impotent and wordless before this tragedy of Israel and Palestine . . . In the name of the crucified Messiah, we must struggle against the conditions which make history a trail of crucifixions. Only then, in solidarity with Jews and Palestinians, can we dream of Messianic times, of a shalom without victims." With these words, theologian Rosemary Radford Reuther laid out the pitfalls for Christians entering the arena of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Nevertheless, in 1995, a small cohort of pacifist Christians decided to paddle against the currents of history, against the crusades, pogroms, and colonial enterprises of their co-religionists, toward that goal of "a shalom without victims." Setting up a project in the West Bank city of Hebron, over the next ten years Christian Peacemaker Teams forged relationships with Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals who were resisting the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. As "resident aliens" (See Exodus 23:9) they have sojourned in the Holy Land to support Palestinians and Israelis who reject violence as a means of solving the conflict, who think that one nation has no right to subjugate and exploit another, and who believe all the residents of the region are entitled to the same, exactly the same, human rights. This book charts the growth of CPT in Palestine, how it adapted to changing political conditions, spread to locations outside of Hebron, and developed networks with activists throughout Palestine and Israel.

The False Prophets of Peace

Palestinian population, prohibiting Palestinians from land and labor markets and
banning the goods they produced. ... and the Palmach)45 to commit the ethnic
cleansing of Palestinians when the “window of opportunity opens” (sheat kosher).

Author: Tikva Honig-Parnass

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608462145

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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This book refutes the long held view of the Israeli left as adhering to a humanistic, democratic and even socialist tradition, attributed to the historic Zionist Labor movement. Through a critical analysis of the prevailing discourse of Zionist intellectuals and activists on the Jewish-democratic state, it uncovers the Zionist left’s central role in laying the foundation of the colonial settler state of Israel, in articulating its hegemonic ideology and in legitimizing, whether explicitly or implicitly, the apartheid treatment of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the 1967 occupied territories. Their determined support of a Jewish-only state underlies the failure of the “peace process,” initiated by the Zionist Left, to reach a just peace based on recognition of the national rights of the entire Palestinian people.

The Rejection of Palestinian Self Determination

The second is his “characterization of the conflict of 1948 as an Islamic jihad
against JewishWestern infidels in Palestine”, which “is also unpersuasive.” But
the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the brutal means by which it was
accomplished ...

Author: Jeremy R. Hammond

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257307401

Category: History


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"The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination" is an overview of the crucial period from the rise of the Zionist movement until the creation of the state of Israel, examining how the seeds of the continuing conflict in the Middle East between Jews and Arabs were sown during this time. It sets out to show, by examining principle historical documents and placing key events in proper context, that the root of today's conflict is the rejection of the right to self-determination for the Arab Palestinians. "Essential reading" -- Jim Miles, The Palestine Chronicle

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Pappe, I. 1997. 'Post-Zionist Critique on Israel and the Palestinians, Part 3:
Popular Culture', Journal of Palestine Studies, 26(4): 60–69. Pappe, I. 2006. The
Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. oxford: oneworld Publications. Parizot, C. 2001. '
Gaza ...

Author: Alexander Koensler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472439473

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.

The War for Palestine

Benny Morris's essay on “Revisiting the Palestinian Exodus of 1948” is reprinted
here without change, but it is not his last ... the recent crop of books is The Ethnic
Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé of Haifa University.5 Pappé is a prominent

Author: Eugene L. Rogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875986

Category: History

Page: 285

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The updated second edition of The War for Palestine presents the genesis of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Essays from the Margins

17 Palestinian theological hermeneutics is able to foreground this usually
silenced, ominous dimension of the Exodus story ... the late irish priest and
theologian Prior. see his essay “Confronting the Bible's Ethnic Cleansing in
Palestine,” 1–12.

Author: Luis N. Rivera-Pagán

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876755

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.

Theologies of Liberation in Palestine Israel

And if Christian triumphalism as expressed in supercessionism led to the ovens
of Auschwitz, then Jewish triumphalism as expressed in political Zionism has led
to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. (Braverman 2010, 114) This kind of ...

Author: Nur Masalha

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873888

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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This collection of essays concerns the development of contextualized theologies of liberation in Palestine and the indigenous Palestinian people's struggle for justice and liberation. The work is innovative because of its inclusion of indigenous perspectives within its remit and the introduction of new concepts such as civil liberation theology. The collection offers other ways to look at biblical discourses and their impact on the ongoing conflict, ways to live peace, ways to be ethical when visiting these conflicted lands, understandings of resource ethics, and even a new way to understand how we approach our understanding of liberation theology. Contributors include well-known scholars from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Palestinian-Israeli, Indian, American, and British contexts. This work goes beyond standard academic collections. It is aimed not only at scholars and students but also at peace activists and policymakers. It should be of use not only in academic courses but also for practitioners of conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation.

The Politics of Nihilism

“The 1948 Israeli-Palestinian War and Its Aftermath: The Transformation and De-
Signification of Palestine's Cultural Landscape. ... In Imperial Israel and the
Palestinians: The Politics of Expansion, 1–28. ... The Ethnic Cleansing of

Author: Nitzan Lebovic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623566983

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Contemporary politics is faced, on the one hand, with political stagnation and lack of a progressive vision on the side of formal, institutional politics, and, on the other, with various social movements that venture to challenge modern understandings of representation, participation,and democracy. Interestingly, both institutional and anti-institutional sides of this antagonism tend to accuse each other of "nihilism", namely, of mere oppositional destructiveness and failure to offer a constructive, positive alternative to the status quo. Nihilism seems, then, all engulfing. In order to better understand this political situation and ourselves within it,The Politics of Nihilism proposes a thorough theoretical examination of the concept of nihilism and its historical development followed by critical studies of Israeli politics and culture. The authors show that, rather than a mark of mutual opposition and despair, nihilism is a fruitful category for tracing and exploring the limits of political critique, rendering them less rigid and opening up a space of potentiality for thought, action, and creation.

The United States Social Forum

Chapter 27 Resolution to Support Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Call
Against Israel Free Palestine Alliance Forty ... and almost sixty years after the
ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the Nakba (catastrophe) of l 948, Palestinians still
live ...

Author: United States Social Forum. Book Committee


ISBN: 0557323738

Category: Social movements

Page: 355

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