There's not too much to add to the others who have highly praised this book.
Finkelstein is a master debunker and this book is a work of masterful debunking.
Finkelstein here tackles Zionist propaganda that, for too long, has been accepted as historical truth.
Finkelstein shows how Zionists have always planned to remove the indigenous Palestinians from the land of Palestine, how the concept of this 'purification' has always been at the heart of Zionist ideology.
The book includes Finkelstein's incisive and funny demolition of Joan Peters's theory that Palestine was unpopulated prior to Zionist colonisation.
Finkelstein also contributes here to the debate regarding whether the Palestinians left Palestine in 1948 due to war, the Benny Morris view, or due to deliberate Zionist policy. He convincingly shows the latter.
Also included is a really quite astounding demolition of the Israeli, as articulated by Abba Eban, case for starting the 1967 war that needs to be read by anyone interested in the region.
All excellent stuff. No wonder the Zionists hate him.
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