Joseph Dana talks to Israeli new historians like Benny Morris and Ilan Pappé in the course of arguing, today in Tablet Magazine, that whatever your view of the events surrounding the creation of Palestinian refugees in 1948—whether you subscribe to the classical Zionist version that blames Arab rejection and invasion or the revisionist version that blames deliberate Israeli ethnic cleansing, or something in between—Israel’s ascendant right wing is wrong to criminalize the debate and prevent its free and open exploration.

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