The Idea of Israel (Hardcover)
A History of Power and Knowledge
Verso, 9781844678563, 346pp.
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
1948 conflict as a liberation campaign, creating a foundation myth that went unquestioned in Israeli society until the 1990s. Pappe himself was part of the post-Zionist movement that arose then. He was attacked and received death threats as he exposed the truth about how Palestinians have been treated and the gruesome structure that links the production of knowledge to the exercise of power. 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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Praise For The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge…
"Israel’s bravest, most principled, most incisive historian."—John Pilger
"An essential read for anyone trying to understand the politics and history of the Middle East."—Frontline
"Along with Edward Said, Ilan Pappe is the most eloquent writer of Palestinian history."—New Statesman