Comment: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

He has several excellent lectures up on you tube! The book review I posted under the video above is a great read in itself but the book goes into much greater historical detail.

The renowned Israeli historian revisits the formative period 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 Middle East.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.