It takes time, but history always catches up with the truth - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 20.10.09 | 15:41 (IST)

    For a long time Israelis have dominated the writing of the history of what happened in Palestine in 1948 (a "spontaneous" and "natural" consequence of a bitterly fought war/alleged evacuation orders issued by Arab leaders/aggressive military measures by Arab states). Whilst writers like Morris, who admit that expulsions took place, rely exclusively on Zionist sources, other historians are including Palestinian, British, American and other contemporary sources and these show that the Palestinian version of the events is far closer to the truth. After Walid Khalidi, Nafez Nazzal, Nur Masalha, Benny Morris and Ilan Pappe we now have the latest study of researcher and writer Rosemary Esber "Under the Cover of War. The Zionist expulsion of the Palestinians" (USA 2008, 442 pages). She interviewed 126 Palestinian refugees and delved through the British Archives and found that the British role was pivotal in allowing a power vacuum, enabling the Zionist forces to expel the Palestinians.

    from the article: Israel pulls textbook with chapter on Nakba
    First published 01:21 19.10.09 | Last updated 05:53 19.10.09
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