Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745327259 Published December 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745327266 Published December 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

Ilan Pappe

Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

Ilan Pappe

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745327259 Published December 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745327266 Published December 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Even before he wrote his bestselling book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, historian Ilan Pappe was a controversial figure in Israel. In Out of the Frame, he gives a full account of his break with mainstream Israeli scholarship and its consequences.

Here he traces his journey of discovery from the whispers of Palestinian classmates to his realisation that the 'enemy's' narrative of the events of 1948 was correct. After completing his thesis at Oxford University in the early 1980s, he returned to Palestine determined to protect the memory of the Nakbah. For the first time he gives the details of the formidable opposition he faced in Israel, including death threats fed by the media, denunciations by the Knesset and calls for him to be sacked from his post at Haifa university.

This revealing work, written with dignity and humour, highlights Israel's difficulty in facing up to its past and forging a peaceful, inclusive future in Palestine.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Demons of the Nakbah
2. The Arming of the Zionist Mind
3. The Katz Affair
4. The Trial and the Acquittal
5. The Battle for the Historiography of 1948
6. The Home University
7. The Last Straw: Lebanon and Gaza
8. The Killing Fields of Gaza
Epilogue
Appendix
Index

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