The myths-and reality-behind the state of Israel
Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter, Director of the university's European Centre for Palestine Studies, and Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. He is the author of the highly acclaimed The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and The Idea of Israel-which was shortlisted for the JQ Wingate History Prize as well as two co-authored projects with Noam Chomsky: On Palestine and Gaza in Crisis.
Ilan Pappe is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive
One of the most prominent Israeli political dissidents living in exile . He is also one of the few Israeli students of the conflict who write about the Palestinian side with real knowledge and empathy.
Along with Edward Said, Ilan Pappe is the most eloquent writer of Palestinian history.
Ten Myths About Israel is a useful primer for people just becoming familiar with the Palestinian liberation struggle - but it is far more than that. It is also a valuable tool for veteran organizers seeking to explain cogently and simply how Israel's foundational myths and ongoing propaganda perpetuate the oppression of the Palestinian people.
This book is an absolute must for an interested public, the political and the media class to understand what Israel is all about.
*American Herald Tribune*