The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

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Oneworld Publications, 2007 - History - 313 pages
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The renowned Israeli historian revisits the formative period 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 Middle East.

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User Review  - Ian Davies - Goodreads

Definitely a book that deserves attention from anyone interested in understanding the source of the Israel/Palestine problems. Here's a rough outline of the book: The first section sets up the context ... Read full review

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The best book I have ever read on Nakba! Read full review

About the author (2007)

Ilan Pappe holds the Chair in Hisotry at the University of Exeter and is Academic Director of the Research Insitute for Peace at Givat Haviva and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies, Haifa. He is also author of the bestselling "A History of Modern Palestine" (Cambridge), "The Modern Middle East" (Routledge), and "The Israel/Palestine Question" (Routledge).

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