Note that they call the country they explicitly plan to colonize “Palestine”, which now they claim never existed.
Uploaded on May 6, 2011
Professor Ilan Pappe is Israel’s leading “new” or “revisionist” historian. The terms new and revisionist really mean “honest”. The title of his latest book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, says everything about his integrity and commitment to the truth of history. As well as his passion for justice.
One of very many revelations in Ilan’s latest book is in the form of a statement made by David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father, in a letter to his son. It was written in 1937. “The Arabs will have to go”, Ben-Gurion wrote, “but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as war.”
Like all Israelis, Ilan was brought up, conditioned, to believe Zionism’s version of the history of the making and sustaining of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It wasn’t until he went to England to continue his academic studies that he had access to documentation which enabled him to understand that Zionism’s version is a propaganda lie.
For his books and his public speaking, Ilan is respected and admired by many people around the world with the exception, of course, of supporters of Israel right or wrong and Zionists in particular.
Alan Hart is a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent who covered wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world and specialized in the Middle East. Author of Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews.
Alan Hart’s Website: http://www.alanhart.net
Ilan Pappe “Israel is not a democracy”
Uploaded on Apr 2, 2011
Following the recent “revolutions” in the Arab world, Ilan Pappe, historian, answers questions from Frank Barat, coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. (russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/)
“Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians” by Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky (edited by Frank Barat) is out now.
Interview transcript is available here: http://www.counterpunch.org/barat0401…
Uploaded by alprincetoronto on Nov 19, 2011
The more you look into the israeli – palestinian conflict the more you sense there is something extremely ODD going on , it’s not just ODD , it’s DEEPLY DISTURBING .
You Are About To Witness Images And Testimony Largely Hidden From Mainstream America ….. ( OCCUPATION101 DOCUMENTARY)
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. By Ilan Pappe
Uploaded by abumiz on Apr 22, 2011
This is a unique opportunity to hear the renowned historian and author, Ilan Pappe speak about his book “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” where he lays out the past, present, and offers suggestions for the future.
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The present dismal reality unfolding in the Middle East has clear historical roots and a journey into the past may help to illuminate what lies behind the destructive policies of Israel in both Palestine and Lebanon.
Zionism arrived in Palestine in the late 19th as a colonialist movement motivated by national impulses.
The colonisation of Palestine fitted well the interests and policies of the British Empire on the eve of the First World War.
With the backing of Britain, the colonisation project expanded, and became a solid presence on the land after the war and with the establishment of the British mandate in Palestine (which lasted between 1918 and 1948).
While this consolidation took place, the indigenous society underwent, like other societies in the rest of the Arab world, a steady process of establishing a national identity.
But with one difference. While the rest of the Arab world was shaping its political identity through the struggle against European colonialism, in Palestine nationalism meant asserting your collective identity against both an exploitative British colonialism and expansionist Zionism.
Thus, the conflict with Zionism was an additional burden. The pro-Zionist policy of the British mandate there naturally strained the relationship between Britain and the local Palestinian society.
This climaxed in a revolt in 1936 against both London and the expanding Zionist colonisation project.
At the end of November 1947, the UN offered to divide Palestine into two states almost equal in their territorial space. The Jews were only one third of the population by 1947 and most of them had arrived in Palestine only a few years earlier.
The categorical Palestinian refusal to go along with this deal, backed by the Arab League, allowed the Zionist leadership to plan carefully the next step. Between February 1947 and March 1948, a final plan for ethnic cleansing was prepared.
The Zionist leadership defined 80 percent of Palestine (Israel today without the West Bank) as the space for the future state.
This was an area in which one million Palestinians lived next to 600,000 Jews.
The idea was to uproot as many Palestinians as possible. From March 1948 until the end of that year the plan was implemented despite the attempt by some Arab states to oppose it, which failed. Some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled, 531 villages were destroyed and 11 urban neighbourhoods demolished.
Half of Palestine’s population was uprooted and half of its villages destroyed. The state of Israel was established in over 80 percent of Palestine, turning Palestinian villages into Jewish settlements and recreation parks, but allowing a small number of Palestinian to remain citizens in it.
The June 1967 war allowed Israel to take the remaining 20 percent of Palestine.
This seizure defeated in a way the ethnic ideology of the Zionist movement. Israel encompassed 100 percent of Palestine, but the state incorporated a large number of Palestinians, the people who Zionists made such an effort to expel in 1948.
The fact that Israel was let off easily in 1948, and not condemned for the ethnic cleansing it committed, encouraged it to ethnically cleanse a further 300,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza strip.
Read the full article here: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=9307
WORLDWATCHER WANTED A DEMOCRATIC STATE http://www.palestinebedrockoftheworld.com/petitions-birth/
• worldwatcher 10/07/2011 04:59 PM Report
ChongSunWah 10/07/2011 12:14 PM: ” OK Worldwatcher let be serious I need to write a petition for a Palestine. It goes like this, what do you think?”
Hey ChongSunWah, I offered some corrections (based on: worldwatcher 10/06/2011 01:53 PM) in capital letters at the end of, otherwise, your petition:
“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, The people of the free world cannot take all these senseless killing anymore between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Palestinian people need your help to declare their independence!!!! Please find it in your heart to help RETURN THEIR *NATIVE* HOMELAND TO THEM AND *RE-UNIFY* HISTORIC PALESTINE AS A SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC, MULTICULTURAL STATE WITH ABSOLUTELY EQUAL NATIONAL, CIVIL AND LEGAL RIGHTS FOR *ALL* ITS INHABITANTS, REGARDLESS OF RACE, ETHNICITY OR RELIGION: this is long overdue. ANYONE WHO DOESN’T WANT THAT WOULD BE FREE TO LEAVE.”