At London ‘Israel Apartheid’ event, ‘historian’ Ilan Pappe asks: “Am I an anti-Semite?”

UK Media Watch

Written by Jonathan Hoffman and originally published at Harry’s Place

“Am I an Anti-Semite?” was the topic of Ilan Pappe’s talk on Tuesday evening at University College London (another ‘Apartheid Week’ event – on the strength of this talk, there is really no question).  It was a real gathering of the Israel-traducing clans, including the TrotskyistJohn Rose, author of ‘The Myths of Zionism’.

Ilan Pappe published his book “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” in 2006. It has been widely criticised as dishonest.  See here how Pappe is accused of rewriting history (It compares his book  with newspaper archives). Pappe’s hysterical thesis – that Israel ‘ethnically cleansed’ half the Arab population in 1948 – has been comprehensively disproved, for example by Efraim Karsh in 2008:

“By the time of Israel’s declaration of independence on May 14 1948, the numbers of Arab refugees had more than trebled. Even then…

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