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The False Paradigm of Parity and Partition: Revisiting 1967

The False Paradigm of Parity and Partition: Revisiting 1967

A lecture by Ilan Pappé, University of Exeter

The talk will focus on Israeli policy before and after the June 1967 war. Two theses will be argued by revisiting the 1967 events: first, Israeli policies of 1967 can only be understood within the context of the overall Israeli strategy in 1948 and after.  This means that the war of 1967 was a direct continuation of the 1948 Nakbah and not a separate event. The second argument will be that Israeli strategy, including the device of what was later named as the "peace process," was already formulated in 1967 and has not changed since that year and even until today. This strategy, it will be argued in the talk, is the main obstacle to peace in Israel and Palestine. ..., .

Ilan Pappé obtained his BA degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1979 and the D. Phil from the University of Oxford in 1984. He founded and directed the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva, Israel between 1992 to 2000 and was the Chair of the Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies in Haifa between 2000 and 2006. A senior lecturer in the department of Middle Eastern History and the Department of Political Science in Haifa University, Israel between 1984 and 2006, he was appointed chair in the department of History of the University of Exeter, 2007-2009 and became a fellow of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 2010. His research focuses on the modern Middle East and in particular the history of Israel and Palestine. His most recent publications include: Peoples Apart (2012); The Bureaucracy of Evil (2012); and The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinian minority in Israel (2011).

Podcast includes introductions by Susan Slyomovics (UCLA) and Roger Waldinger (UCLA) and the Q and A that followed Ilan Pappé's lecture.

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