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Undressing the lie

Ten myths about Israel
With Ten Myths of Israel, author Ilan Pappe shows how easy "truth" can be constructed and sold to uncritical masses. What consequences does this have for the objective, fact-based truth? The book is appalling reading, and a "must" for anyone interested in Middle East, democracy, politics and history.

Israel builds its self-understanding – and marketing of the state – on the narrative of the Jews who finally got their safe home in the "land without people", about the "Arab aggressors" and about Israel as "the only democracy in a sea of ​​despots". Strong alliances and powerful friends protect the state of Israel because of this long thread of narrative. A number of other conflicts also have links to the dispute over the small patch of land, which extends only a few kilometers from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea. In other words, "everyone" has a form about Israel and Palestine.

A whole sea of ​​books has been written about this conflict, from different points of view. Now comes another book, translated into Norwegian, written by Ilan Pappe, which is considered one of the three major Israeli voices among the "new". . .

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Andrew P. Kroglund
Kroglund is a critic and writer. Also Secretary General of BKA (Grandparents' Climate Action).

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