- If Americans Knew
Israeli historian Ilan Pappé describes the crucial role of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine that led to the establishment of Israel in 1948. Palestinians and others call this ethnic cleansing the ‘Nakba,’ Arabic for ‘catastrophe.’ Professor Pappé illustrates some of the ways in which the JNF is implicated in the military operations for the expulsion of the Palestinians from their lands and how the JNF thwarted the Palestinian Right of Return.
Professor Pappé is the author of numerous books on the history of Israel-Palestine, including “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” and “The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories” – https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=ilan+pap…
He graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and obtained his PhD in history from the University of Oxford. Currently, he is a professor at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
The Jewish National Fund is an international multi-billion dollar organization that was founded at Basil Switzerland by Theodore Herzl in 1901. It has fundraising chapters registered as charities in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, and numerous other countries. https://www.kkl-jnf.org/about-kkl-jnf…
Professor Pappé’s talk was sponsored by the English and Scottish chapters of “Stop the JNF” (https://www.stopthejnf.org/about/) in May 2021 (https://youtu.be/-Rs7bfnhukQ)