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.



The Biggest Prison on Earth

Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 A powerful, groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories from one of Israel's most influential historians From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an ...

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780744331

Category: History

Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 A powerful, groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories from one of Israel's most influential historians From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the story where The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine left off. In this comprehensive exploration of one of the world’s most prolonged and tragic conflicts, Pappe uses recently declassified archival material to analyse the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians – and the decision-making process itself – that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world’s largest ‘open prison’.

The Forgotten Palestinians

Examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule, revealing both Israels attitude toward minorities and Palestinians attitudes toward the Jewish state and analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens.

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013441X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule, revealing both Israels attitude toward minorities and Palestinians attitudes toward the Jewish state and analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens.

The Idea of Israel

Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology.

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 178168247X

Category: History

Page: 288

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Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country’s education system, media, and cinema, and the uses that are made of the Holocaust in supporting the state’s ideological structure. In particular, Pappe examines the way successive generations of historians have framed the 1948 conflict as a liberation campaign, creating a foundation myth that went unquestioned in Israeli society until the 1990s. Pappe himself was part of the post-Zionist movement that arose then. He was attacked and received death threats as he exposed the truth about how Palestinians have been treated and the gruesome structure that links the production of knowledge to the exercise of power. The Idea of Israel is a powerful and urgent intervention in the war of ideas concerning the past, and the future, of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.


Ten Myths About Israel

The myths and reality behind the state of Israel and Israeli-Palestinian conflict—from “the most eloquent writer on Palestinian history” (New Statesman) In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the ...

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786630214

Category: History

Page: 192

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The myths—and reality—behind the state of Israel In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupation, the outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the most contested ideas concerning the origins and identity of the contemporary state of Israel. The “ten myths” that Pappe explores—repeated endlessly in the media, enforced by the military, accepted without question by the world’s governments—reinforce the regional status quo. He explores the claim that Palestine was an empty land at the time of the Balfour Declaration, as well as the formation of Zionism and its role in the early decades of nation building. He asks whether the Palestinians voluntarily left their homeland in 1948, and whether June 1967 was a war of “no choice.” Turning to the myths surrounding the failures of the Camp David Accords and the official reasons for the attacks on Gaza, Pappe explains why the two-state solution is no longer viable.

The Case for Sanctions Against Israel

In July 2011, Israel passed legislation outlawing the public support of boycott activities against the state, corporations, and settlements, adding a crackdown on free speech to its continuing blockade of Gaza and the expansion of illegal ...

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Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678032

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In July 2011, Israel passed legislation outlawing the public support of boycott activities against the state, corporations, and settlements, adding a crackdown on free speech to its continuing blockade of Gaza and the expansion of illegal settlements. Nonetheless, the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) continues to grow in strength within Israel and Palestine, as well as in Europe and the US. This essential intervention considers all sides of the movement—including detailed comparisons with the South African experience—and contains contributions from both sides of the separation wall, along with a stellar list of international commentators. Contributors: Merav Amir and Dalit Baum, Ra’anaan Alexandrowicz, Hind Awwad, Mustafa Barghouthi, Omar Barghouti, Joel Beinin, John Berger, Angela Davis, Nada Elia, Marc Ellis, Noura Erakat, Ran Greenstein, Neve Gordon, Ronald Kasrils, Jamal Khader, Naomi Klein, Mark LeVine, Ken Loach, David Lloyd and Laura Pulido, Haneen Maikey, Ilan Pappe, Jonathan Pollak, Lisa Taraki, Rebecca Vilkomerson, Michael Warschawski, Slavoj Žižek.

Out of the Frame

This revealing work, written with dignity and humour, highlights Israel's difficulty in facing up to its past and forging a peaceful, inclusive future in Palestine.

Author: Ilan Pappé

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745327266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Even before he wrote his bestselling book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, historian Ilan Pappe was a controversial figure in Israel. In Out of the Frame, he gives a full account of his break with conventional Israeli scholarship and its consequences. Growing up in a conventional Israeli community influenced by the utopian visions of Theodor Herzl, Pappe was barely aware of the Nakbah in his high school years. Here he traces his journey of discovery from the whispers of Palestinian classmates to his realisation that the 'enemy's' narrative of the events of 1948 was correct. After producing his phD at Oxford university based on recently declassified documents in the early 1980s he returned to Palestine determined to protect the memory of the Nakbah and struggle for the rectification of its evils. For the first time he gives the details of the formidable opposition he faced in Israel, including death threats fed by the media, denunciations by the Knesset and calls for him to be sacked from his post at Haifa university. This revealing work, written with dignity and humour, highlights Israel's difficulty in facing up to its past and forging a peaceful, inclusive future in Palestine.

The Palestine Nakba

This book is essential for understanding the place of the Palestine Nakba at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the vital role of memory in narratives of truth and reconciliation.

Author: Nur Masalha

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 184813973X

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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2012 marks the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba - the most traumatic catastrophe that ever befell Palestinians. This book explores new ways of remembering and commemorating the Nakba. In the context of Palestinian oral history, it explores 'social history from below', subaltern narratives of memory and the formation of collective identity. Masalha argues that to write more truthfully about the Nakba is not just to practise a professional historiography but an ethical imperative. The struggles of ordinary refugees to recover and publicly assert the truth about the Nakba is a vital way of protecting their rights and keeping the hope for peace with justice alive. This book is essential for understanding the place of the Palestine Nakba at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the vital role of memory in narratives of truth and reconciliation.

10 Myths about the Six Day War

This work offers a synthesis of the most salient facts about, and scholarly research into, the 1967 war. With this book to hand, you won't need to study all the literature on the Six-Day War to be well-informed.

Author: John Perach

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511510202

Category:

Page: 130

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This book challenges the most enduring myths about the June 1967 War fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. These misconceptions, promoted by Israel and its supporters, are often used to justify the continuing occupation of the Palestinian territories. This work offers a synthesis of the most salient facts about, and scholarly research into, the 1967 war. With this book to hand, you won't need to study all the literature on the Six-Day War to be well-informed. The best responses to the most common myths and deceptions concerning the Six-Day war have been extracted from the available literature. A chapter is dedicated to each myth and its related deceptions, allowing for easy and quick reference. The following popular myths are extensively discussed in the book: 1. 'The war started when the Arabs attacked Israel' 2. 'Egypt was planning to attack Israel' 3. 'Israel thought Egypt was planning to attack' 4. 'The blockade of the straits of Tiran by Egypt was an act of war' 5. 'Israel exploited every opportunity to avoid war' 6. 'The Israeli army adhered to the highest ethical standards' 7. 'The refugees left the occupied territories of their own free will' 8. 'It is a miracle that Israel won the Six-Day War 9. 'Israel is entitled to keep the areas conquered in the war 10. 'After the war Israel offered peace to the Arabs. But they rejected it. REVIEWS "With the flood of works and words on the Arab-Israeli conflict it is most refreshing to read a short and concise book on the 1967 war. This is one of the first books to challenge head on the Israeli narrative of that war. Perach debunks convincingly and poignantly the foundational mythologies of the 1967 war. The challenge offered here is an essential reading for anyone who wishes to confront successfully years of misinformation and distortion." Ilan Pappe, Professor at the University of Exeter and author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine "John Perach skilfully skewers as myths the best-known claims promoted by Israel's supporters surrounding the 1967 war. He draws on scholarly studies to help us separate the facts from obfuscating fiction." Jonathan Cook, author of Disappearing Palestine "Perach manages to condense the facts and a web of conflicting opinions into a short and readable book that refutes the claims made by Israel. Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Golan Heights is justified as a product of a defensive war. Perach has done a service by destroying the myths upon which this claim is premised." John Dugard, Professor of International Law and former UN Special rapporteur on human rights in Palestine "This book adds to a growing body of well-documented facts that challenges the Zionist myths. These myths were used to promote racism and ethnic cleansing. The light shed is important not just for the sake of the truth but for bringing justice and a durable peace to the Middle East." Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor, Bethlehem University "

Holy Land Conversations A Journey Through Palestine s Back Door

All Palestinians are terrorists. They are an invented people. They are an inferior people. This is what some of our most prominent politicians and congressionals tell us and our national media broadcasts and publishes for us.

Author: Bryan Saario

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604942738

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 576

All Palestinians are terrorists. They are an invented people. They are an inferior people. This is what some of our most prominent politicians and congressionals tell us and our national media broadcasts and publishes for us. Palestinians (and Arabs) are always the bad guys. Israelis are always the good guys. This ideology is at the heart of U.S. foreign policy that has gotten America involved in two Middle East wars and headed for a third. It has alienated Americans from the entire Middle East, causing a loss of trust and credibility among most other countries. But wait. Aren't there always two sides to every story? Why is it that we never hear the Palestinian side of the story? What would happen if Americans found out that each and every day more Palestinian land is being stolen, their houses demolished, their crops destroyed, children imprisoned without charges, and demonstrators eliminated by non-judicial execution? Might we want to find out more about why our government is complicit in this travesty and who exactly it is in America facilitating such an assault on human rights and justice. How and why did we as Americans become an accomplice, and what benefit is there for us? Holy Land Conversations is an anthology of stories depicting life under military occupation as told by Palestinians in the West Bank and in Gaza; It becomes a treatise derived from travel in the Holy Land by the author and subsequent research and discovery to uncover the various forces that are involved in the oppression and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population -- why and how the Palestinians have become dispossessed, denigrated, and denied their basic human rights.


The Dark Side of Zionism

Ilan Pappé, The Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinians (Oxford: Oneworld, 2007), 258. 110. Benny Morris quoted by Rabbi Michael Lerner, Healing: Israel/Palestine (San Francisco: Tikkun Books, 2003), 64, 65. 111. Flapan, Birth, 89. 112.

Author: Baylis Thomas

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739126911

Category: History

Page: 267

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The thesis of The Dark Side of Zionism, arising from new histories neglected by the media, is that both the early Zionists and the Israelis sought their security through military domination of the indigenous Arab population of Palestine. This strategy required avoiding negotiations with the Palestinians as well as demonstrating Israeli military might through wars initiated against Arab states opposed to an Israeli takeover of Palestine.

The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty

"Ilan Pappé is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian." —John Pilger, author of Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268393

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 837

"No family was more intimately associated with the failure of the Palestinians to achieve independence before the creation of Israel than the Husayni family. Ilan Pappe presents us with a most engaging political biography of that clan and the ways it exercised influence in Palestine from Ottoman times through the end of the British Mandate." Philip S. Khoury, Ford International Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Book Jacket.

The Question of Palestine

Still a basic and indespensible account of the Palestinian question, updated to include the most recent developments in the Middle East- from the intifada to the Gulf war to the historic peace conference in Madrid.

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679739882

Category: History

Page: 273

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Still a basic and indespensible account of the Palestinian question, updated to include the most recent developments in the Middle East- from the intifada to the Gulf war to the historic peace conference in Madrid.

The Wrong Story

The Wrong Story lays bare the flaws in the way large media organizations present the Palestine–Israel issue.

Author: Greg Shupak

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 168219129X

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

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The Wrong Story lays bare the flaws in the way large media organizations present the Palestine–Israel issue. It points out major fallacies in the fundamental conceptions that underpin their coverage, namely that Palestinians and Israelis are both victims to comparable extents and are equally responsible for the failure to find a solution; that the problem is “extremists,” often religiously-motivated ones, who need to be sidelined in favour of “moderates”; and that Israel’s uses of force are typically justifiable acts of self-defense. Weaving together the existing literature with new insights, Shupak offers an up-to-date and tightly focused guide that exposes the distorted way these issues are presented and why each is misguided.

Our Vision of Liberation

Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out aims to challenge several strata of the current Palestine discourse that have led to the present dead end: the American pro-Israel political discourse, the ...

Author: Ramzy Baroud

Publisher: Clarity Press

ISBN: 9781949762440

Category:

Page: 328

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Palestinians are often asked to provide their own vision for peace. As innocuous as this demand may seem, it's actually little more than an attack, given its complete decontextualization. How can a colonized people be expected to put forward a plan for peace when their colonizers are curtailing their options and denying any just possibilities out of hand? When in actuality their synonym for peace is submission? Typically, Palestinians have been expected to squeeze their resistance and their political and historical discourses into the small spaces permitted by outside agendas. What is needed is a truly Palestinian vision for how best to pursue their struggle, particularly now in a post-Oslo context. Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out aims to challenge several strata of the current Palestine discourse that have led to the present dead end: the American pro-Israel political discourse, the Israeli colonial discourse, the Arab discourse of purported normalization, and the defunct discourse of the Palestinian factions. None promote justice, none have brought resolution; none bode well for any of the parties involved. Here, an alternative Palestinian view of liberation and decolonization is provided by engaged Palestinian leaders and intellectuals, those who been actively involved in generating an ongoing Palestinian discourse on liberation, taking into account the parameters of their struggle as it now stands. Drawing on their own personal experiences as educators, community leaders, spiritual leaders, artists, historians, human rights activists, political prisoners, and the like, they address what now, what next, is to be done, in a manner that reflects not only Palestinian aspirations, but their view of what is possible. 'Liberation' is a term that was dropped from the official Palestinian lexicon simply because it was incompatible with the US-championed political discourse, but it has resurfaced here because without its justice dimensions, there can be no peace. Now that the international community is able to see that Oslo, along with the 'two-state solution' model, has irreversibly failed, the paradigmatic void has opened space for the articulation of new possibilities. Our Vision for Liberation embraces this opportunity to introduce a new Palestinian discourse, one that is able to address current challenges and obstacles to Palestinian rights and freedom, and provide diverse paths, all leading forward.

Islam and Contemporary Civilisation

In his book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Ilan Pappe provides extensive details and documentation of David Ben- Gurion's planning, management and execution of 'Plan Dalet' to eradicate the native Palestinian population from not ...

Author: Halim Rane

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 0522857280

Category: Islam

Page: 266

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Islam and Contemporary Civilisation examines the most complex debates and dilemmas facing Islam today, both internally and in its relations with Western civilisation. Halim Rane provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to Islam and modern developments in Muslim thought, and tackles questions of Islamic law, human rights, democracy, jihad and the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of Islam-West relations. In confronting these challenging issues, Rane proposes a way forward that has far-reaching implications for advancing mutual understanding and finding common ground between the Muslim world and the West.