Fikrah Israel: Tarikh al-Sultah wa-al-Ma'rifah فكرة إسرائيل: تاريخ السلطة والمعرفةBy: Pappe,. Ilan (b. 1954)
Translated to Arabic, 'The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge' by Ilan Pappé (b. 1954), an Israeli historian and socialist activist. In this groundbreaking new work, Pappé looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. He considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country’s education system, media, and cinema, and the uses that are made of the Holocaust in supporting the state’s ideological structure.
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|By: Pappe,. Ilan (b. 1954)|
Format: Softcover | 442 pp
Publisher: AIRP, Beirut, 2015 Arabic Edition
Size: 17 x 24 cm
Topic: Zionism - History, Israel - Ethnic Relations, Arab-Israeli Conflict
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In particular, Pappe examines the way successive generations of historians have framed the 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.