The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

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Oneworld, 2006 - History - 313 pages
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"The 1948 Palestine-Israel War is known to Israelis as 'The War of Independence', but for Palestinians it will forever be the Nakba, the 'catastrophe'. Alongside the creation of the State of Israel, the end of the war led to one of the largest forced migrations in modern history. Around a million people were expelled from their homes at gunpoint, civilians were massacred, and hundreds of Palestinian villages deliberately destroyed. Though the truth about the mass expulsion has been systematically distorted and suppressed, had it taken place in the twenty-first century it could only have been called 'ethnic cleansing'." "Prominent Israeli academic Ilan Pappe argues passionately for the international recognition of this tragedy. His groundbreaking and controversial work sheds new light on the origins and development of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, asking questions that the world has so far failed to ask to reveal the real story behind the events of 1948. Based on meticulous research, including recently declassified Israeli archival material, Dr. Pappe's timely account demonstrates conclusively that 'transfer' - a euphemism for ethnic cleansing - was from the start an integral part of a carefully planned strategy, and lies at the root, of today's ongoing conflict in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

AnAllegedEthnic Cleansing?
1
The Drive for an Exclusively Jewish State
10
UN Resolution 181
29
Finalising A Master Plan
39
Plan Dalet
86
October 1948January 1949
179
Occupation and its Ugly Faces
199
TheMemoricideoftheNakba
225
Nakba Denial and thePeace Process
235
Fortress Israel
248
Epilogue
257
Chronology
282
Maps and Tables
288
Bibliography
296
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About the author (2006)

Ilan Pappe is senior lecturer of Political Science at Haifa University.

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