Friday, November 14, 2014

UK: Virulent anti-Zionistst historian Ilan Pappé up for Jewish Wingate prize

One of Israel's most virulent anti-Zionists has been nominated for this year's prestigious Jewish Quarterly-Wingate literary prize.

The inclusion on the longlist of The Idea of Israel by Ilan Pappé, who also wrote The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and has called Israel a "racist apartheid state", was condemned by the Zionist Federation. ZF chairman Paul Charney said: "The judges do a disservice to the other candidates by including Ilan Pappé. It is offensive that the blinkered hatred of the Jewish state that he promotes should be legitimised in this way."

More: Jewish Chronicle

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