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A History of Modern Palestine Book Report
A History of Modern Palestine is a textbook written by Ilan Pappe that focuses on the history of Palestine and the developments of Zionism in the state. The book is written in a straight forward manner that is able to inform the reader about the history of Palestine and the conflicts that arose between Muslims and Jews. Oftentimes he includes his own opinion on certain issues and events that are provided with ample evidence to support his arguments. The book is written in a unique way that challenges the typical ways in which the history of Palestine has been published. The substantial new evidence that Pappe provides keeps the reader engaged ...view middle of the document...

Pappe begins his book about writing about the emergence of modern Palestine starting in 1856 during Ottoman leadership. He continues to write about the events that occurred in establishing the state of Israel and the oppression of the Palestinian people and how their land was taken away from them. Following the events in chronological order he finishes the book by discussing the Oslo accords and how it failed to resolve the conflict between the two nations.
Pappe lives in Israel and is a professor of political science at Haifa University. He has written many books about the politics that pertain not only to Palestine and Israel, but also the Middle East. He is most known for his controversial and revealing ways of studying and writing about history. He is an outlier that many historians envy because his work is written in a manner that does not follow what is typically written in many history books. By writing A History of Modern Palestine Pappe reveals many other arguments about the Palestinian – Israeli conflicts.
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