This report featuring Ilan Pappe and Mark Hage was originally recorded on May 26, 2011.
Dr. Ilan Pappe is a distinguished Israeli historian and one of the experts on the Nakba, which refers to the event that was an ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 500 towns and villages in 1948 and 1949. The State of Israel is built on the ruins of Arab Palestine and today over 7 million Palestinians are displaced from their homes. In 2008 Ilan Pappe gave an address on Zionist ideology and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine at the Al Awda Convention, an organization dedicated to the right of return of Palestinian refugees. Ilan Pappe discussed Zionist ideology as the driving force of the war of 1948-1949. He explains why it would have been impossible to create a Jewish State in Palestine without ethnic cleansing, and why it’s important today in the pursuit of peace. This talk was produced by Alternate Focus.
Following Ilan Pappe's talk is a commentary by Mark Hage on his experience of learning about the Nakba and how that knowledge impacted his world view of Israel and Palestine.
This segment ends with a song of protest, "Stone in My Hand" by Everlast
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