The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Language: English
Pages: 336
Size: 12.95 x 3.05 x 19.81 cm
Weight: 429 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781851685554
Availability: In stock
Price: €19.00
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The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger)

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.