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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe. The borders of fact and myth. By Stephen Howe; Friday 24 November Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, by Jimmy Carter pp, Simon & Schuster, £ The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe pp. And yet, Ilan Pappe unveils, one such crime has been erased from the global public memory: the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in But why is it.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pappe follows writers such as Meron Benvenisti who have documented the post-war cover-up: Rare exceptions in a catalogue of intimidation, expulsion and atrocity include the Jewish mayor of Haifa appealing to the city’s Arabs claensing stay, despite attacks by Haganah forces. The New Historians, those rethinking the history of Israel, have come under fire from both the Israeli historians who have accused them of fabricating Zionist misdeeds, and from pro-Arab writers who have demanded they have white-washed Zionist misbehaviours.

Ilan Pappe’s careful review of Israel’s treatment of Palestine’s native populations from the founding of the ‘Jewish State’ to the present exposes many clleansing the palsetine in the official historical narrative constructed by Zionism that pervades in the media and official rhetoric.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé

Nazareth’s Christian Arabs were spared because Ben-Gurion realised that the outside world would not tolerate their removal. The first targets were the urban centres of Palestine, which had all been occupied by the end of April. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book.

Critical analysis appeared in The New Republic. It will always be hard to change that.


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That is, books like this are really milestones of conscious work because they shed light on information that is suppressed in order to oppress a people. In sum, Pappe has created veracious source for future rhetorical discussions on the issue of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. To him, Israeli politicians and soldiers, one and all, are so many murderers. Another ninety villages would be wiped out between 15 May and 11 Junewhen the first of the two truces finally came into effect.

But independence and freedom for the Palestinians is the only way it ever will. This perpetrated atrocity serves as a prototype for ethnic cleansing similar to that by the Nazis in Germany. It was only after hundreds of thousands of Arabs had been forcibily evicted in this way that palestlne neighboring Arab countries decided to intervene to prevent these atrocities.

Dec 28, Hiba Hassoun rated it it was amazing. The war with tehnic regular armies did not bring the ethnic cleansing operations to a halt until their successful completion in the autumn of The fledgling Israeli state was not invaded, as the old David and Goliath narrative goes, by five Arab armies. It kf difficult to get through sometimes, both because of the massacres being described and because o This is a history of the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing at Israel’s founding that expelled close topeople, including villages and 11 urban neighborhoods.

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Zionist views have been overwhelmingly influential in the United States. The inability of Israelis to acknowledge the trauma the Palestinians suffered stands out even more sharply when set against the way the Palestinian national narrative tells the story of the Nakba, a trauma they continue to live with to the present.

This book has a great in depth information and analysis of the process of ethnic cleansing. Jul 08, Sean Glover rated it it was amazing Shelves: The tit-for-tat strategy that both sides use has not produced peace in the near-term and there is no reason to believe tit-for-tat will bring peace in the long-term.


The scheme discussed at the Tel Aviv meeting, Plan Dalet, has been known about for years. The author reports how the Jews in the area systemically “cleansed” hundreds of villages and hundreds of thousands of non-Jewish residents often in deadly and almost always ruthless fashion.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Cleznsing ever returned to homes taken over by Israelis in Jaffa, Haifa and Jerusalem, or blown up and bulldozed in hundreds of villages. He just wants people to know what really happened.

I approach whatever I read with skepticism, and what I most enjoyed about this book was how its The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine is a meticulously documented account of the campaign of the Jewish colonists in Palestine to forcibly expel the Arab population from the land now known as Israel.

As this form of acknowledgment means cleamsing up to the historical injustice in which Israel is incriminated through the ethnic cleansing of Palestine init calls into pappee the very foundational myths of the State of Israel, and it raises a host of ethical questions that have inescapable implications for the future of the state.

What remained enveloped in misinformation: This inbalance was constant: It’s a piece of living history, it should be school material instead of the lies and rubbish TV churns out on a daily basis.