Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

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by Ilan Pappe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1851685553

ISBN-13: 9781851685554

Pub. Date: 09/25/2007

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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

Overview

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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ISBN-13:
9781851685554
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
217,737
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Maps and Tables
Acknowledgements
Preface

1. An 'Alleged' Ethnic Cleansing?
2. The Drive for an Exclusively Jewish State
3. Partition and Destruction: UN Resolution 181 and its Impact
4. Finalising a Master Plan
5. The Blueprint for Ethnic Cleansing: Plan Dalet
6. The Phony War and the Real War over Palestine: May 1948
7. The Escalation of the Cleansing Operations: June—September 1948
8. Completing the Job: October 1948—January 1949
9. Occupation and its Ugly Faces
10. The Memoricide of the Nakba
11. Nakba Denial and the 'Peace Process'
12. Fortress Israel

Epilogue
Endnotes
Chronology
Maps and Tables
Bibliography
Index

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KeikoHP More than 1 year ago
In this book, Ilan Pappe shows that the Zionist takeover of Palestine was the same as ethnic cleansing. The truth of this should be obvious to fair-minded and well-informed people, but it's taken until now for this book to be written. Pappe provides detailed information on each community that was cleansed, which can make the book seem a little slow, at least for someone who doesn't know most of the communities to which he's referring. However, on the whole this is a fascinating, long overdue work of historical scholarship.
PatCarmeli More than 1 year ago
With meticulous research Ilan Pappe explores the creation of the Zionist State; and in so doing, he exposes the tragic consequences for the Palestinian people forced out of their homeland in 1948 and prevented from ever rfeturning. I lived in Israel for 12 years and had bought into the myths about how the Palestinians left their villages in fear, against the protestations of the newcomer Jewish people who implored them to stay. The realities (backed by documentation) which the writer details are shocking and disturbing (including massacres, rapes, home demolition, and violent forced evacuations) and provide much needed insight into the insidiousness of those early events as well as the ongoing Israeli occupation and humiliation of the indigenous people. An important book for anyone interested in the pursuit for peace in the region. The case for the Palestinians, who have so often been demonized, is given a fair hearing. The reading of this book by Ilan Pappe has increased my understanding on the issues tremendously.
GeoffreyF More than 1 year ago
With experience working in Israel, years of study of the regions history, I have to say that I l learned more in this book than any other source.  If you are ready to understand the subject, this book is for you. It's shocking but all statements are well sourced, often from Israeli government sources but also from named eye witnesses both Palestinian and Israeli.   It's well written but with the subject, very disturbing and hard to take.  It is very true and very disturbing as well.
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