Cleansing history of its content: Some critical comments on Ilan Pappe's The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

@article{Baron2008CleansingHO,
  title={Cleansing history of its content: Some critical comments on Ilan Pappe's The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine},
  author={M. Bar‐on},
  journal={Journal of Israeli History},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={269 - 275}
}
  • M. Bar‐on
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Israeli History
On the cover of Ilan Pappe’s recent book, John Pilger is quoted as saying: “Ilan Pappe is Israel’s bravest, most principled, most incisive historian.” In the following pages I shall try to explain and demonstrate why I believe that while Pappe may or may not deserve these lofty adjectives, he certainly does not deserve the title of “historian.” I shall try to show how in this book, as in some other of his recent writings, Pappe does not look for the truth, as a historian should at least attempt… Expand
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