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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Emphasis apart, it is hard to say what is new in his account.

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.

But Carter challenges decades of mainstream American thinking to argue forcefully that Israel is an ally that has been far too closely protected by US power as it has continued occupying Arab territory, notwithstanding its unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in So much respect for this man having the courage to write the truth. I was shocked every couple of pages, I cried in subway while reading the testimonies, looking at the picture and just simply readying the history of this horrific and inhuman actions.

If Morris undermined the foundations of the old myths and smashed large parts of the walls, Pappe brings the roof crashing down: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book is amazing! Peace Not Apartheid tells us little that is new or especially insightful to Arabs, Israelis or Europeans. Of course it is known that British military trained Jewish units to fight on side of the allies.

The ranting of a Holocaust-denying Iranian leader pursuing nuclear weapons doesn’t help. It is cleannsing to keep in mind that existence and honour seem to be two infinite values.

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When one’s nation does wrong, only a few citizens will have the courage to point it out. The fight against the colonization of Palestine, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, the dispossession of Palestinians, the occupation, torture, incarceration, and terrorizing of the Palestinians is one of the most important social justice issues in the world today, especially for Americans, who largely have been deceived by pro-Zionist propaganda all of their lives.


It is not a question of whether Arabs or anyone else find that paradox palatable or just. And remember the name of this book, and know that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine was a reality that was bloody, murderous, ruthless, and rapacious. Over half a century of military and ideological conflict has passed since their exodus, but Pappe declares his faith that whatever they now say is true. Following from this, Prof. The author’s thourough and honest discourse is both immaculate and sobering.

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.

That this was done a mere three years after the world was shown the results of the Jewish Holocaust is a damning blow to the Zionist cause and a sad indictment on Ben Gurion, Begin, Sharon and the other Israeli ‘heroes. He was formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa — and chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies in Haifa — He cites Plan Daled which instructs, “In the case of resistance, the armed forces must be wiped out and the population expelled outside the borders of the state” Pappe is an Israeli and well qualified to write his new history and it is a history that will disturb.

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The book is incredibly manipulative and tugs at the emotional strings of clueless readers to indoctrinate them with anti-Israeli and Islamist-aligned propaganda. Nazareth’s Christian Arabs were spared because Ben-Gurion realised that the outside world would not tolerate their removal. The alternative narrative of Israel’s genesis that Pappe presents may be difficult for some to accept, as it reveals the racist paope and cold disinterest in the lives of Palestine’s native people that dominated the ideology of Israel’s Zionist leaders, the British empire, and the international community.

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Pappe’s Israel is the “last post-colonial European enclave in the Arab world”. Quotes from The Ethnic Cleans Simultaneously, Muslims and Arabs see the past century in terms of humiliation and loss of honour. Open Preview See a Problem? Rashid Khalidi, the Palestinian historian, lingers perceptively on this absolutely vital point: In truth, he probably merits a place somewhere between the two.

The conclusion of his main work on the topic The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem is that the exodus was the “result of war, not intent”. Rare exceptions in a catalogue of intimidation, expulsion and atrocity include the Jewish mayor of Haifa appealing to the city’s Arabs to stay, despite attacks by Haganah forces.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé

There are some truths in the book and there’s no oof Israel has had it’s share of committing atrocities, but this book completely glosses over all of the atrocities committed by the Palestinians on the Christian Palestinians as well as the Muslim ones too. It has long been clear that the Palestinians were not, as used to palestinr claimed, encouraged to leave their homes “temporarily” by Arab leaders. Jan 11, Larry rated it really liked it.

The scheme discussed at the Tel Aviv meeting, Plan Dalet, has been known about for years.

It is particularly important to read this now I thought I knew the history of Israel’s annexation of Palestine but this was a totally shocking account! Pappe proves authoritatively that the actions by a group of supposed Zionists in Israel beginning in constitute ethnic cleansing. A must-read to get a fuller understanding of the Zionist colonization and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian. View all 3 comments.