Monday, August 20, 2007
Ethnic cleansing in Palestine? - challenging revisionism
In recent years Israel has been accused of "ethnically cleansing" Palestinian Arabs during Israel's 1948 war of independence. Among her accusers, bizarrely and sadly, are the so-called Israeli "New Historians" such as Ilan Pappe. I was therefore pleased to hit upon this brief commentary on Pappe's work on the Engage site, which (like Efraim Karsh's important articles here and here and the statements of Arab spokesmen) sets the record straight.