“While Ilan Pappe’s book ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories’, did not win any awards, Pappe won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many books and positions as a Jewish historian who aims to present the truth regarding Israel’s history, colonial policies and daily acts of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people, under the guise of a democratic state. Pappe believes that the main obstacle to co-existence in Palestine is the state’s ‘ideology that strips Palestinians of their humanity’.”
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