Ilan Pappe opens the 14th Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair and discusses his new books Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel and Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinans which is co-written with Noam Chomsky. Plus illustrated talk with William Parry on his book Against the Wall : The Art of Resistance in Palestine at 8:30pm.
From Word Power’s website.
Ilan Pappe is one of the world’s leading historians of the Middle East, with a distinctive view of Arab-Israeli relations. He is a Professor in the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies in Exeter and the Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. He was the academic head and founder of the Institute for Peace Studies in Givat Haviva, Israel (1992-2000) and the Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa (2000-2008).
His publications include: Across the Wall: Narratives of Israeli-Palestinian History, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians (with Noam Chomsky ), Great Britain and Arab/Israeli Conflict , A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples, The Israel/Palestine Question: A Reader , Jordan in the Middle East: The Making of a Pivotal State, The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951, Middle Eastern Politics and Ideas: A History from Within, The Modern Middle East, Peoples Apart: Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question, Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel, and The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis, 1700-1948 .
This event will be followed at 8.30pm by a short illustrated talk by William Parry who recently published Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine which captures the graffiti and art that has transformed Israel’s wall into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity. Features the work of artists including Banksy as well as Palestinian artists and activists. For more details follow this link .