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Ilan Pappe - Professor of History, University of Exeter, UK

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, at its heart, a story of two peoples and one land. Both see history as their justification. Which means a historian who appears to change sides inevitably becomes a figure of enormous controversy. HARDtalk speaks to Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe who says the record shows that the Jewish state is racist; born of a deliberate programme of ethnic cleansing. Not surprisingly he's widely reviled in his home country. Has his anti-Zionism undermined his academic integrity?

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Jul 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestIlan Pappe