Ilan Pappe, an Israeli-born professor at Haifa University, who is well-known as a modern Israeli historian. He has a BA from Hebrew University and a PhD from Oxford.

He is a senior lecturer in the department of Political Science at Haifa University and the Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa. He is also the Academic Director of the Research Institute for Peace at Givat Haviva.

Ilan Pappe is the author of many books relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who, with the publication of each of his ground-breaking books, has been both acclaimed and smeared. The latest is A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (Cambridge University Press, 2004), in which he documents the expulsion of Palestinians as an orchestrated crime of ethnic cleansing that tore apart Jews and Arabs coexisting peacefully. His previous books include The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-1951 (New York, 1992) and The Israel/Palestine Question (London, 1999).

"Palestine in the post-Sharon era"

Monday 20th February 7.30pm
The Quakers Meeting House

10 St James Street

Sheffield, S1 2EW

Ilan Pappe: Israeli Jewish myths and the prospect of American war