Professor Ilan Pappe

Israel’s Crisis
Palestinian Resistance

Thursday 26th October 18.00-19.30 (BST)
(19.00 CEST Europe; 20.00 EEST in ME;
13.00 EST & 10.00 PDT in USA)


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Six months ago, Ilan Pappe provided a short analysis of Israel’s political crisis in Sidecar, and was subsequently interviewed by Donny Gluckstein for International Socialism. In the former, he wrote,

… the protesters are motivated by what one might call the fantasy of Israel: that of a secular democratic state with enough moral capital to justify its occupation of Palestine at home and abroad. They are happy to be seen as an exceptional nation – which must subjugate the Arabs to preserve the dream of a Jewish homeland – but they are also desperate to conform to the ‘civilized’ standards of the Global North., and

In this seminar, Professor Pappe will reflect on how, or whether, recent events have altered that assessment.

Professor of History at Exeter University, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, Ilan Pappe is the author of numerous monographs on the formation, history and character of the Israeli state. These include: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, A History of Modern Palestine, The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israel and South Africa – Faces of Apartheid, The Idea of Israel, and Ten Myths About Israel. His Lobbying for Zionism on Both Sides of the Atlantic will be published in February 2024.