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Flaws in Academic Work
on 19 April 2016
The book is well written and easy to read however Pappe's narrative is bias and his historical referencing is lax. This is not new within the sphere of writings on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Pappe suggests that there was a deliberate plan to target civilians as an imperative yet fails to make a comprehensive argument. His work as a historian, to quote Benny Morris, is "sloppy" as he omits facts and miss-translates from certain Hebrew texts to further his narrative.
I approached this book with an open mind, as I am not directly invested in either camp but having read a lot of National Archival evidence on the subject (British cabinet and FCO papers available online) his narrative does not fit events.
I personally would suggest Morris's work or David Tal if you want a less bias approach. However you will always when reading on this subject look at the author critically. Remember, *Everyone* has an agenda.