Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

ISBN-10: 1851685553
ISBN-13: 9781851685554
Edition: 2007
Authors: Ilan Pappe
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 9/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In this controversial new book, a prominent Israeli historian at Haifa University revisits the formative period of the State of Israel. Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord during the War of Independence, he offers archival evidence to demonstrate that a central plank in Israel's founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population. This book is a passionate plea to acknowledge the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 as the root cause of the ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict.

List of Illustrations, Maps and Tables
Acknowledgements
Preface
An 'Alleged' Ethnic Cleansing?
Definitions of Ethnic Cleansing
Ethnic Cleansing as a Crime
Reconstructing an Ethnic Cleansing
The Drive for an Exclusively Jewish State
Zionism's Ideological Motivation
Military Preparations
The Village Files
Facing the British: 1945-1947
David Ben-Gurion: The Architect
Partition and Destruction: UN Resolution 181 and its Impact
Palestine's Population
The UN's Partition Plan
The Arab and Palestinian Positions
The Jewish Reaction
The Consultancy Begins its Work
Finalising A Master Plan
The Methodology of Cleansing
The Changing Mood in the Consultancy: From Retaliation to Intimidation
December 1947: Early Actions
January 1948: Farewell to Retaliation
The Long Seminar: 31 December-2 January
February 1948: Shock and Awe
March: Putting the Finishing Touches to the Blueprint
The Blueprint for Ethnic Cleansing: Plan Dalet
Operation Nachshon: The First Plan Dalet Operation
The Urbicide of Palestine
The Cleansing Continues
Succumbing to a Superior Power
Arab Reactions
Towards the 'Real War'
The Phony War and the Real War over Palestine: May 1948
Days of Tihur
The Massacre at Tantura
The Brigades 'Trail of Blood
Campaigns of Revenge
The Escalation of the Cleansing Operations: June-September 1948
The First Truce
Operation Palm Tree
In Between Truces
The Truce that Wasn't
Completing the Job: October 1948-January 1949
Operation Hiram
Israel's Anti-Repatriation Policy
A Mini Empire in the Making
Final Cleansing of the South and the East
The Massacre in Dawaymeh
Occupation and its Ugly Faces
Inhuman Imprisonment
Abuses Under Occupation
Dividing the Spoils
Desecration of Holy Sites
Entrenching the Occupation
The Memoricide of the Nakba
The Reinvention of Palestine
Virtual Colonialism and the JNF
The JNF Resort Parks in Israel
Nakba Denial and the 'Peace Process'
First Attempts at Peace
The Exclusion of 1948 from the Peace Process
The Right of Return
Fortress Israel
The 'Demographic Problem'
Epilogue
Endnotes
Chronology
Maps and Tables
Bibliography
Index

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