counter create hit The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel

Availability: Ready to download

For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, Pappé analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education, and civil rights. Rigorously researched yet highly readable, The Forgotten Palestinians brings a new and much-needed perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate.


Compare
Ads Banner

For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, Pappé analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education, and civil rights. Rigorously researched yet highly readable, The Forgotten Palestinians brings a new and much-needed perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate.

30 review for The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mark Walker

    Provides a chronological history of Palestinians living in Israel. It would be interesting to get a response to this book from the Israeli Government. Would they deny the basic gist of the book or accept it on the basis of their right to defend themselves. Just some of the issues detailed in the book; all the symbols of the Israeli state relate to Judaism (the flag and the anthem), Palestinians are prevented from jobs due to employers requesting only those who have served in army ( Palestinians Provides a chronological history of Palestinians living in Israel. It would be interesting to get a response to this book from the Israeli Government. Would they deny the basic gist of the book or accept it on the basis of their right to defend themselves. Just some of the issues detailed in the book; all the symbols of the Israeli state relate to Judaism (the flag and the anthem), Palestinians are prevented from jobs due to employers requesting only those who have served in army ( Palestinians cannot serve in army), Palestinian villages are flattened to make room for other housing (for Jews). Any Palestinians who have Israeli citizenship are second class citizens. What is often most shocking is not the egregious practices of the Government in relation to Palestinians but that the rest of the world lets them get away with it. And the sad fact which the Government and it's backers won't countenance is that as well as being morally repugnant it is never going to bring the peace they claim to want - it just reinforces, perpetuates and propagates continued opposition from the dispossessed.

  2. 4 out of 5

    William

    When we think of "Palestinians" we usually think of the Arabs living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Most of the Palestinians fled or were expelled by Zionist forces in 1947 and 1948, but a minority remained and a few were added as Israel annexed areas like Wadi Ara. This is the history of the Arab minority in Israel and Pappé tells it well, often with the first-hand insight only an Israeli can give. That said, as helpful as Pappé's account is, I can't help but think that a more detached and When we think of "Palestinians" we usually think of the Arabs living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Most of the Palestinians fled or were expelled by Zionist forces in 1947 and 1948, but a minority remained and a few were added as Israel annexed areas like Wadi Ara. This is the history of the Arab minority in Israel and Pappé tells it well, often with the first-hand insight only an Israeli can give. That said, as helpful as Pappé's account is, I can't help but think that a more detached and more "scholarly" approach might have benefitted the book. The book is extremely well footnoted and the appendix on "Scholarship" is very helpful. While the content of the book is great, Pappé's editor fell down on the job: the book is full of typos and grammatical errors.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Steve Hanson

    A meticulous account of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the years immediately following the establishment of Israel in 1948. Pappé is a meticulous historian who made use of recently released archival material (such as notes and journals of some of the main actors and leaders of the time) to determine the exact nature of the policy towards Palestinians and Palestinian villages post 1948, and also to catalogue forced removals, destruction of villages, massacres and rapes as noted in these A meticulous account of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the years immediately following the establishment of Israel in 1948. Pappé is a meticulous historian who made use of recently released archival material (such as notes and journals of some of the main actors and leaders of the time) to determine the exact nature of the policy towards Palestinians and Palestinian villages post 1948, and also to catalogue forced removals, destruction of villages, massacres and rapes as noted in these sources. It turns out these archival sources corroborate many of the actions and events Palestinians have claimed for decades. His style is not hysterical or hostile; he maintains a historian's tone for most of the book. There are occasional glimpses of he feeling and reactions as he discovers the truth behind the propaganda and myths he has been fed growing up in Israel and passing through the education system. There are interesting quotes at the beginning of chapters mostly taken from statements, descriptions and international reactions to what went on in Bosnia - these stand in stark contrast to the west's and UN's statements and reactions to the events that occured in Palestine. They also serve to back up his conclusion that the Palestinians were subjected to ethnic cleansing, given the similarities between the two conflicts. A very important book because of who he is and his profession as a historian. A difficult read, but not brutal - there are very few graphic details. It's just the endless repetitive nature of the actions against the Palestinian villages over a period of years.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sabrarf

    This is the third book that I'm reading from this author. Not surprised that this one was also a very good read to know more about the history of the Palestinians and Israel. However, I liked the ethnic cleansing of Palestine better. I thought the writing was much more interesting than this book. But I'm happy that I read both because it feels some gaps and maybe the information in both books are definitely needed for getting a better understanding of the situation now and before. So far Pappe i This is the third book that I'm reading from this author. Not surprised that this one was also a very good read to know more about the history of the Palestinians and Israel. However, I liked the ethnic cleansing of Palestine better. I thought the writing was much more interesting than this book. But I'm happy that I read both because it feels some gaps and maybe the information in both books are definitely needed for getting a better understanding of the situation now and before. So far Pappe is one of my favourite authors and 'm glad that he recently published a book. That will be my next reading maybe after one or two other ones!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dana El

    Important topic, but the writing is a little sloppy. And of course, the author can't really escape his identity as an Israeli, and often makes comments about how colonialism has in ways helped the Palestinians, about how primitive Palestinian society is (judged from a Western paradigm), and devalues Palestinian nationalism as a futile attempt of a society under siege, rather than the full right of the Palestinian people as a body with a coherent identity.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aiman Haris

    A well written book on Israeli-Palestinian issues. Unlike other books which focus on Palestinians under the Occupied Territories, the writer chooses to focus on Palestinians living in Israel, or to be more accurate Arab-Israelis. Provides an in-depth analysis on how the Arab Israelis have fared and assimilated in Israeli society, and also underlines the challenges they face. Some chapters might be too general if you often read books about the conflict, but the writer adds his views and perspective A well written book on Israeli-Palestinian issues. Unlike other books which focus on Palestinians under the Occupied Territories, the writer chooses to focus on Palestinians living in Israel, or to be more accurate Arab-Israelis. Provides an in-depth analysis on how the Arab Israelis have fared and assimilated in Israeli society, and also underlines the challenges they face. Some chapters might be too general if you often read books about the conflict, but the writer adds his views and perspectives to negate this.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Beorn

    I first became aware of Ilan Pappé after reading Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians which combined some of his articles with those of Noam Chomsky. What I read was quite a game changer and view altering affair. If you had told me before I read it that I would be so moved and adrenalised by an Israeli, especially on a subject as close to my heart as Palestine, I would have struggled to believe you at all. It was pretty much the positive effect his contributions to I first became aware of Ilan Pappé after reading Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians which combined some of his articles with those of Noam Chomsky. What I read was quite a game changer and view altering affair. If you had told me before I read it that I would be so moved and adrenalised by an Israeli, especially on a subject as close to my heart as Palestine, I would have struggled to believe you at all. It was pretty much the positive effect his contributions to that book that persuaded me to pick up this book, hoping for more of the same. I had previously read the eye-opening The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide about a reformed Zionist's trip from the swish suburbs of Tel Aviv to life living with a Palestinian hammula less than twenty miles away physically but a thousand politically. Therefore I, probably naively, went into this book expecting a little bit of the same but Pappé goes for more of an academic scholarly look at the lives of the people whose views are often unrepresented in coverage of the conflict, namely the Palestinian citizens living in Israel itself. I'll be honest, it didn't quite move me as much as either his other essays I'd read - though that could be down to the fact those other essays were either condensed down or just shorter and more to the point. A lot of the text, especially towards the end of the book, can tend to go over your head as it insists on looking at matters from a rigidly apersonal position with lots of wordy academic language. It still makes pretty important reading for those with an interest in Israel/Palestine, whichever side of the fence you place yourself. Personally though, if you are interested in a intriguing, altogether more human look at the lives of Palestinians within the territory that became Israel, along with the oppression they face, I would recommend you read Susan Nathan's book first. If you're interested in Ilan Pappé's views on Israel's actions, head for the Gaza In Crisis team-up with Noam Chomsky first.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Amani Zunni

    كتاب دسم للغاية، يجب أن تكون مطلع علي الصراع الفلسطيني الإسرائيلي و ملم به جغرافيا، تاريخيا و قانونيا لكي تنسجم في قراءة الكتاب لذلك لا أنصح به كبداية. لكنه فعلا عميق و شامل و فيه حقائق عدة لن تجدها في أي مكان أخر.و الجميل في الموضوع إن الكاتب إسرائيلي أي لا يوجد تحيز عربي للقضية الفلسطينية مجرد إنحياز إنساني للحق.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Vickie Mansour-hasan

    Ilan Pappe did a great job giving voice to a people who are silenced by the military boot of Israel. Grounded and supported by statistical evidence not even the Israeli can deny, Pappe's work is a must read for all concerned about the Palestinian issue

  10. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Potash

    Over 100 pages in now. The biased language is frustrating, but once you get through some of the early tragedy, the history becomes more useful and stands on its own better.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rizwan Raiyan

  12. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Barnes

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cartographer

  15. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jim McKinley

  17. 4 out of 5

    هارو

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ella

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

  20. 5 out of 5

    Zahir

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mel Gough

  22. 5 out of 5

    Marta Lobo Campo

  23. 5 out of 5

    X

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gert Jan

  26. 4 out of 5

    Matthieu Miossec

  27. 5 out of 5

    رامي

  28. 4 out of 5

    All Prints S.A.L

  29. 4 out of 5

    Vnpeker

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ayman

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.