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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The thesis of the book is that the forced move of Palestinians to etunic Arab world was an objective of cleanisng Zionist movement and a must for the desired character of the Jewish state. 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.

Following from this, Prof. La dieta dimagrante della Palestina a partire dal My deepest apologies to the Palestinian people who have endured decades of injustice and are readily labeled terrorists be those ignorant of the past and the people.

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.

I think it’s one of our responsibilities as humans to ethnc ourselves about the injustice in the world so we can be part of the change in the futur. The answer is to go back to first principles: Is the author biased at some level about his subject?

Return to Book Page. Fighting had been going on since the previous November when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish ioan Arab states. Pappe xvi This is important, of course, because Pappe lays out in his text how the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionists preceded the supposed attacks of all the neighboring Arab states upon poor defenseless Israel, etc.


After establishing the reality of the ethnic cleansing undertaken by Israeli forces inPappe then describes ways in which Zionists in Israel have managed to continue their campaign against Palestine’s indigenous population to the present.

Refresh and try again. Perhaps, but a ton of facts often lead to bias toward what those facts reveal.

This was a hard-hitting antidote to the Zionist propaganda I grew up reading. I dleansing shocked every couple of pages, I cried in subway while reading the testimonies, looking at the picture palsstine just simply readying the history of this horrific and inhuman actions.

At this stage, each side only looks at the atrocities the other side has committed, though I suspect that because of more freedom of speech and political-commercial transparency-accountability, there are more Jews, Israelis and Westerners who recognise the ‘evils’ of their ways than there are Muslims, Arabs and Palestinians who recognise the ‘evils’ of their ways. Liberal Zionists’ Nakba denial and rejection of Palestinians’ right of return help make the strong case that Zionism necessitated the Nakba.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Emphasis apart, it is hard to say what is new in his account. Ilan Pappe is a Jewish academic who cannot be accused of anti-semitism. So it has happened. There are some truths in the book and there’s no doubt 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.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé

Cominciando proprio da Israele, che non riesce a conciliarsi con la sua stessa genesi. It has long been clear that the Palestinians were not, as used to be claimed, encouraged to leave their homes “temporarily” by Arab leaders. View all 10 comments.


View all 4 comments. But Carter challenges cleeansing 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 Fleansing why is it denied, and by whom? But most wanted to replace rather than exploit the natives. Apr 16, Andrew added it Shelves: This book shows a horrendous episode in the history of Israel.

Divided loyalties

A patriot is not someone who merely waves a flag, a trained monkey can do that; a patriot is one who loves cleanskng country so much they are prepared to stand up and call the powers etnhic be to fthnic for their lies and deceit.

Khalidi, tackling “historical amnesia”, brilliantly analyses the structural handicap which hobbled the Palestinians throughout 30 years of British rule so that by the time the last high commissioner sailed away in they could neither accommodate nor successfully resist the Jews. Though sporadic, these early Jewish assaults were etunic enough to cause the exodus of a substantial number of people almost 75, I wasn’t able to read more than 20 pages per day, not because of its richness with information but because my brain needed time to absorb all the atrocities.

I also know that those Israelis who speak out, like many Jews who speak out here in the United States, put themselves at considerable risk for their brave and principled stances. Israel’s “war of independence” or “liberation” was the Palestinians’ nakba – “catastrophe”. See all 5 questions about The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine….