Book Reading & Discussion on Ilan Pappe's book.
Described by a UN fact-finding mission as "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population," Israel's Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict. Ilan Pappe surveys the fallout from Israel's conduct in Gaza and places it in the context of Israel's longstanding occupation of Palestine.
Ilan Pappe is professor of history at the University of Exeter in the UK, where he is also co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies, and director of the Palestine Studies Centre. He is author of the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld), A History of Modern Palestine(Cambridge), The Israel/Palestine Question (Routledge), and is a long time political activist.
*Free and Open to the Public*
10 December 2010, 7:00 PM
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004