Friday, August 1, 2014

Incremental Genocide: An Interview with Israeli historian Ilan Pappe

In a recent Opinion piece published on Electronic Intifada, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe defines the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an “incremental genocide.”

He writes “Israel’s present assault on Gaza, alas, indicates that this policy continues unabated.

The term is important since it appropriately locates Israel’s barbaric action—then and now—within a wider historical context.” Malihe Razazan spoke with Professor Ilan Pappe about ways in which we need to examine the ongoing Israeli military aggression on Gaza within a wider historical background.

The interview was conducted on 15 July, prior to the Israeli ground incursion into Gaza.

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