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Against the Grain – April 26, 2004

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The whole world should have said, ‘Thank you, Ariel; now we have a chance to begin the construction of a peaceful Palestinian state’." That’s what George W. Bush said in support of Ariel Sharon’s "disengagement" proposal. Author Roane Carey dissects the plan that would deny the Palestinians the right of return and would make permanent land grabbed during the 1967 war. And acclaimed Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé talks to academic Beshara Doumani about how historians have written the history of Palestine — and about what they’ve left out.