The Bureaucracy of Evil
The History of the Israeli Occupation
Details: Casebound | 288 pages | ISBN 978-1-85168-587-5 | May 2009
Following his critically acclaimed investigation of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the 1940’s, renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe turns his attention to the annexation and occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, to bring us the first comprehensive critique of the Occupied Territories. Based on groundbreaking archival research, NGO records and eyewitness accounts, Pappe’s investigation of the ‘bureaucracy of evil’ explores the brutalizing effects of occupation, from the systematic abuse of human and civic rights, the IDF roadblocks, mass arrests, and house searches, to the forced population transfer, the settlers, and the infamous wall that is rapidly turning the West Bank into an open prison. Providing a sharp contrast with life in Israel, this is a brilliantly incisive and moving portrait of daily life in the Occupied Territories.
Ilan Pappe is Chair of History at Exeter University. He is Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies, and is also the author of the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld), A History of Modern Palestine (Cambridge), and The Israel/Palestine Question