Author: Ilan Pappe
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Verso Books (10 Feb 2014)
Review by Ramona Wadi
Ilan Pappé makes a succinct statement in the introduction to his latest book: "Indeed, Israel is one of a few states considered by many to be at best morally suspect or at worst illegitimate. What is challenged, with varying degrees of conviction and determination, is not the state itself but rather the idea of the state." This describes accurately the extended challenge that new historians, in their questioning of classical Zionism and Zionist hegemony, have had to deal with.