Description - The Idea of Israel by Ilan Pappe
In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country's education system, media, and cinema. In particular, Pappe examines the way successive generations of historians have framed the 1948 conflict as a liberation campaign, creating a foundation myth that went unquestioned in Israeli society until the 1990s. The Idea of Israel is a powerful and urgent intervention in the war of ideas concerning the past, and the future, of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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(196mm x 130mm x 30mm)
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Author Biography - Ilan Pappe
Ilan Pappe is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His many books include "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and "Gaza in Crisis" (with Noam Chomsky). He writes for, among others, the "Guardian" and the "London Review of Books."