The event will be moderated by University of Massachusetts Boston Professor LEILA FARSAKH.
Ilan Pappe is a peace activist and one of the leading Israeli ‘new historians’ who have been re-writing the history of Israel’s founding in 1948. He is the author of a dozen books. The expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians was the subject of his 2008 path-breaking volume, ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.’ On March 10, he will be addressing some of the themes of his 2017 book, ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: a History of the Occupied Territories,’ which picks up the story where ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’ left off.
Professor Pappe taught for more than two decades at the University of Haifa until, in 2008, government pressure and death threats forced him to leave Israel. He now teaches at the University of Exeter in the UK where he is Professor of the College of Social Studies and International Studies and Director of the University’s European Centre for Palestine Studies.
Sponsored by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.
Additional co-sponsors: 1for3.org, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, AFSC Peace & Economic Security Program, Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project, First Baptist Church in JP, Grassroots International, Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel-Palestine, National Lawyers Guild – Massachusetts, Palestinian House of New England, Peace and Social Concerns Commitee of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, United for Justice with Peace.