The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
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.
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Review: The Ethnic Cleansing of PalestineUser Review - Jonathan Noe - Goodreads
Ilan Pappé proves himself to be a brave and honest historian in "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine". He forces us (especially Israelis) to look very closely at the Zionist mythology surrounding the ... Read full review
Review: The Ethnic Cleansing of PalestineUser Review - Yaakov Bernadyn - Goodreads
Papa's work was deeply troubling and yet historically accurate. Not only does he put the documents and references in front of the reader, he also describes the situations in a no holds barred tact. I ... Read full review
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