"Almost entirely based on declassified Israeli archival material, Dr. Masalha's sober and carefully researched account shows conclusively that "transfer" --- a euphemism for expulsion --- was from the start an integral part of Zionism...impressive and timely book...quietly devastating research." -- Rt. Hon. Lord Gilmour, The Guardian, London
(An) impressive and timely book
quietly devastating research." -- Rt. Hon. Lord Gilmour, The Guardian (London)
(Dr. Masalha) shows using documents from the Israeli archives, that the flight of the Arab population from what became Israel in 1948 - which Israel's first president, Chiam Weizmann hailed as 'a miraculous clearing of the land' - was in fact 'less than a miracle than the culmination of over a half century of effort, plans and (in the end) brute force'. -- Edward Mortimer, Financial Times
Almost entirely based on declassified Israeli archival materials, Dr. Masalha's sober and carefully researched account shows conclusively that 'transfer' - a euphemism for expulsion - was from the start an integral part of Zionism....(an) impressive and timely book....quietly devastating research.. -- Rt. Hon. Lord Gilmore, The Guardian [London]
Dr. Masalha's book will excite controversy, not because his conclusions can be challenged - the sources leave no doubt about the facts - but because the book exposes in detail the notion of the Zionist design and the means by which it was achieved...an important and scrupulous piece of revisionist history. -- Michael Adams, Middle East International
From the Publisher
Nur Masalha is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has taught at both, as well as at the University of Bristol in England.