Viewpoints - PEACE Dialog Forum July 15, 1999The Zionist Organization of America versus the Truth
Review of "The Saga of Deir Yassin"
"The Saga of Deir Yassin" focuses on the study denying the Deir Yassin massacre issued in May 1998 by the Zionist Organization of America. This embarrassing and unhappy subject is dear to my heart as most of you know (see: http://www.ariga.com/peacewatch/dy).
In this new book, Dan McGowan and Matthew Hogan dissect the evidence and show that any fair observer would have to conclude that there was a massacre, as indicated by the large proportion of civilian casualties among villagers, lack of casualties among attackers and many other indications. They present their case dispassionately, without most of the rhetoric that often accompanies this issue, and without trying to make the case of Deir Yassin into a moral condemnation of Zionism.
Two recommendations: 1. Read the book. 2. If you are an American Zionist, help repudiate the ZOA, an organization that claims to represent Zionism, but is actually an embarrassment.
The Saga of Deir Yassin: Massacre, Revisionism and Reality Deir Yassin Remembered, 4078 Scandling Center, Geneva N.Y. U.S.A. email: Dan McGowan mcgowan@HWS.EDU