In this week’s program, we’ll have a conversation with prominent Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé about his new book The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge. In it, Pappe examines the way successive generations of Israeli historians have framed the 1948 conquest as a “liberation campaign,” and created a foundation myth that went unquestioned in Israeli society until the 1990s.
Mr. Pappe’s new book has been described as a powerful and urgent intervention in the war of ideas concerning the past, and the future, of the Israel and Palestine.
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A recent lecture by prominent Iraeli historian Ilan Pappe about what he calls ” The false paradigm of peace” through which the entire world understands and relates to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
Our premium this week is The Case for Sanctions Against Israel; and the best of Pappe 3-CD set of lectures and interviews
This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we talk about democracy in the MENA region; from Tunisia to Egypt, Syria to Iran, to Yemen and Bahrain and Libya. Does this concept extend to Israel and Palestine? Can democracy be reconciled with colonialism or is that a contradiction in terms? We speak with prominent Israeli scholar Dr. Ilan Pappe who in his latest book “Out of The Frame” examines this question in depth. He recounts his political evolution from staunch Zionist as a youngster to liberated humanist as an adult. Ilan Pappe is a long time activist and is a professor of history at the University of Exeter. He is the Co-Director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies and director of the European Center for Palestine Studies Center. He is the author of the best selling “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine“, “A History of Modern Palestine“, and “The Israel Palestine Question.”
Music featured on this week’s show: Anouar Brahem
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A young occupied Arab in a protest on Nakba Day 2010, Hebron, West Bank. (photo: Shy Halatzi)
This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we look at the historic 63rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. This year on May 15th, to mark the day, thousands of Palestinians held demonstrations at their respective borders. We hear a speech from renowned historian Ilan Pappé addressed the meeting in the Sheffield University in the U.K. and gave a talk titled, The Nakba Revisited: Past, Present and Future Course of the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict.
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