Review of: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

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Zak Smith Middle Eastern History Review of: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine An unfortunate truth of a People uprooted from there home land, and forcibly denied a free existence for 60 years. A people with the accuracy of there history dismissed, and overwhelmed by a publicly dominate story, of how the Jewish people found an empty Land. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine is an informative read, and could very well sway your opinion of the Israel, Palestine conflicts. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine was written by Ilan Pappe, he is an Israeli historian, and senior lecturer at Haifa University. He's also involved with the Research Institute for Peace at Givat Haviva, and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies. These all being groups that are dedicated to the “Right of Return”-Ilan Pappe, of the Palestinians to there rightful nation state. Ilan is also considered a new historian, and there for he is scrutinized and has had to check, and recheck his sources. Since he is trying to educate the majority of his race, who have been lied to, and made to believe a false history that a past government deemed acceptable. Palestine before Israel, since the Roman time Palestine referred to the area between the Mediterranean Sea, and the Jordan River. Since there is not detailed records before the British mandate that started in 1920, (Ilan Pappe used detailed documents of, the Population of Palestine, and the percentage of Arabs to Jewish, as well as Israeli secrete documents later released in 1990) to prove that there were over a million Palestinian inhabitants living in this area before 1948. The British acquired Palestine in 1920, due to the meeting of the Allied Supreme Counsel (US, Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan). The talks took place in Sanremo Italy, where the United Kingdom obtained another mandate territory. From which the British

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