The Arabic Hour

“An Evening with Israeli Historian ILAN PAPPE"

Publish Date: Apr 05, 2018

On today’s program we bring you coverage of an event entitled: “An Evening with Israeli Historian ILAN PAPPE” speaking on Zionism and his latest book, “The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories”. Place: Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA. Date: March 10, 2018 Facilitator: LEILA FARSAKH, University of Massachusetts Boston Co-sponsored by: 1for3.org, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, AFSC Peace & Economic Security Program, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, Faculty & Staff for Justice in Palestine at UMass Boston, First Baptist Church in JP, Grassroots International, Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel-Palestine, Massachusetts Peace Action, National Lawyers Guild - Massachusetts, Palestinian House of New England, Peace and Social Concerns Commitee of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, United for Justice with Peace. Ilan Pappe is a peace activist and one of the leading Israeli ‘new historians’ who have been re-writing the history of Israel’s founding in 1948. The expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians was the subject of his 2008 path-breaking volume, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Among his dozen books is his recently published (2017) The Biggest Prison on Earth: a History of the Occupied Territories, which picks up the story where The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine left off. Holding a PhD from Oxford University, Professor Pappe taught for more than two decades at the University of Haifa. In 2008 government pressure and death threats forced him to leave Israel. He joined the University of Exeter in the UK, where he is Professor of the College of Social Studies and International Studies and Director of the University’s European Centre for Palestine Studies.