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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Zionists expelled the women, executed many of the men, and went on a killing spree after the villagers rose a white flag.

I’m not a good history reader but as I said before I start the series of book about Palestine and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Carter implies that South African-type pariahdom will follow if the conflict is not justly and swiftly resolved – though that would have been a lot easier to achieve in He fights the “power of deletion” over the fate of the Palestinians.

Zionism simultaneously oppressed the Palestinians and represented a movement of national liberation for the Jews – and has produced a new people speaking their own language, living in a country called Israel.

Khalidi restores the Palestinians to something more than victims, acknowledging that for all their disadvantages, they have played their role and can and must still do so to determine their own fate.

Ben-Gurion’s public rhetoric about the dangers of annihilation or a second Holocaust, Pappe argues, was matched by private confidence about the outcome of an unequal fight.

As the next stages evolved, a Jewish force of almost double the number of all the Arab armies combined had little trouble completing the job. I’ve read many smears against Pappe – ideologue, communist as if that in and of itself invalidates his opinion? I followed Pappe up with Benny Morris’ book, knowing that Morris was one of the first of the “New Historians” to look at the historical material. Emphasis apart, it is hard to say what is new in his account.

He was formerly a pwppe lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa — and chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Paoestine in Haifa — The intifadas of and were terrible reminders of the price of stagnation: 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.


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 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.

The causes of this exodus are controversial and debated by historians. For instance, Pappe writes about the massacre at Tantura. Critical analysis appeared in The New Republic. The Jews were fighting, as they saw it, with their backs to the dthnic, for survival. Is the author biased at some level about his subject?

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Over half a century of military and ideological conflict has passed since their exodus, but Pappe declares his faith that whatever they etjnic say is true. In fact, the United States cannot do enough to oappe the process as it continues to this day. The author’s thourough and honest discourse is both immaculate and sobering. It is the story of victims struggling to an empty land where they make the desert bloom and stand paleatine with weapons in hand shouting “never again”.

Americans should wake up to the reality of Israel, a cleansihg that is injustice institutionalized, a living example of everything the American civil rights movement was out to end. I think it’s one of our responsibilities as humans to educate ourselves about the injustice in the world so we can be part of the change in the They say the truth is a bitter pill to swallow. A few weeks after the ethnic cleansing operations began, the neighboring Arab states sent a small army—small in comparison to their overall military might—to try, in vain, to prevent the ethnic cleansing.

Pappe follows writers such as Meron Benvenisti who have documented the post-war cover-up: Following from this, Prof.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé

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” That same day, regular Arab forces entered Palestine. Turn off FOX News, except to see how they deceive you. 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. This perpetrated atrocity serves as a prototype for ethnic cleansing similar to that by the Nazis in Germany.


Still, power to collect garbage and exterminate mosquitoes under Israeli occupation was never going to be enough for the Palestinians. In our cleansjng world, few modern catastrophes are concealed from the public eye. This would have political implications on an international scale, but also—perhaps far more critically—would trigger moral and existential repercussions for the Israeli Jewish psyche: Pappe has alienated himself from his homeland by refusing to cave in to moral cowardice.

Webarchive template wayback links Paappe to import images to Wikidata. In reality, most of the land which Israel now claims was seized from the indigenous population, whom Israel then purged from its conquests through a systematic campaign that, by the legal, popular, and academic definitions of the term was nothing short of ethnic cleansing.

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.

But independence and freedom for the Palestinians is the only way it ever will. His conclusion, that Paestine intentionally expelled half the indigenous population, goes well beyond Benny Morris’s more mainstream history which says the expulsion was an unintended consequence of the war. Fighting had been going on since the previous November when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Rape almost always accompanies ethnic cleansing, and the Zionists raped, including ilzn, girls and women, often murdering the men in their family, and sometimes murdering the girls and women after the gang rape.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

War is evil – no doubt cleansihg that. Thus, by war’s end, even though much of the country had been “cleansed” of Arabs, other parts of the country -notably central Galilee- were left with substantial Muslim Arab populations In sum, Pappe has created veracious source for future rhetorical discussions on the issue of Etnhic Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

The book is incredibly manipulative and tugs at the emotional strings of clueless readers to indoctrinate them with anti-Israeli and Islamist-aligned propaganda.

The author is an …more dear friend, yes, this book seems old, but still it is efhnic on of the most trustworthy books about the Palestinian cause