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Ten Myths About Israel

Ilan Pappe






Part 1: Fallacies of the Past

1. Palestine was an empty land

2. The Jews were a people without a land

3. Zionism is Judaism

4. Zionism is not colonialism

5. The Palestinians voluntarily left their homeland in 1948

6. The June 1967 war was a war of ‘No Choice’


Part 2: Fallacies of the Present

7. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East

8. The Oslo Mythologies

9. The Gaza Mythologies


Part 3: Looking Ahead

10. The Two-States Solution is the only way forward