Posts Tagged ‘nakba’

SUNDAY SCREENING: How Britain Created Israel & ‘The Nakba’ (2013)

EDITOR’S NOTE: While 21WIRE has been extremely critical of Al Jazeera’s relentless production of regime change propaganda and extreme bias designed to undermine both Syria and Libya since 2011, the following documentary about Britain’s central role in the foundation of the Zionist Project is both historically accurate and extremely informative. We sincerely wish that the […]

Facing the Past in Montgomery: Beyond the Nakba to historical justice

Rain had fallen the night before in Montgomery, Alabama. We had traveled there to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, an ambitious project by the Equal Justice Initiative to give witness to formerly enslaved Black people terrorized by lynching in the South.  By the time we made our way to the newly landscaped […]

Peace begins with Israel ending the Nakba

On Monday, the Trump administration broke with more than 70 years of official US policy and the position of the international community by moving its embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As if to rub salt in their wounds, it was be inaugurated the day before Palestinians commemorate the 70th anniversary of the […]

Israel Repurposes Nakba Myths To Justify Monday’s Massacre in Gaza

On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes. Tens […]

The Nakba: Seventy Years of Oppression, 1948-2018

May 15th marks the 70th anniversary of Israel’s statehood. Palestinians refer to this as the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when more than 700,000 Palestinians left their homes from fear or were forcibly removed by Israelis who took their homes. On this 70th anniversary of the occupation, the people of Gaza have been staging a non-violent demonstration, The […]

Going Underground – Ep 609 Gaza’s fmr Heath Minister on BDS & Nakba Day, The World at the Brink & the Economy of Weapons

Going Underground – Ep 609 Gaza’s fmr Heath Minister on BDS & Nakba Day, The World at the Brink & the Economy of Weapons Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com In this episode, Gaza’s former Heath Minister, Dr Basem Naim, calls this summer’s scheduled breaking of the BDS boycott by Prince William “shameful”. We investigate why […]

An open letter from a Palestinian refugee to an ex-Irgun terrorist on the 70th year of the Nakba

This open letter from Salman Abu Sitta to Uri Avnery is the latest in an exchange that began in 2014. Mondoweiss published their earlier correspondence here.  Uri Avnery is a co-founder of the Israeli “peace bloc” Gush Shalom, a former Knesset member and a journalist. In his youth, he was a member of the paramilitary group […]

Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify massacre in Gaza

On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes. Tens of […]

Christians in South Africa to hold vigil for Palestine To Mark 70th Anniversary Of The NAKBA

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Unearthing Truths: israel, the Nakba, and the Jewish National Fund

One of countless photos of Palestinians fleeing their homes during the Nakba – the Catastrophe – of 1948 when they were forced from their land by the new state of Israel The Forward courageously reminds American Jews of the reality of the Nakba, the slogans and symbols of the Jewish project that enabled mass expulsion […]

Jews Say No! publishes ‘Moving Forward’ to highlight Jewish National Fund role in the Nakba

As Israel recently celebrated its 70th year since its creation, the Palestinian people are commemorating the 70th year of the Nakba (the catastrophe). During Israel’s establishment (1947-1949), 750,000 Palestinian were expelled from their lands and their homes. We at Jews Say No! began thinking about what we could do to bring this issue more centrally […]

Documenting the Nakba: an interview with poet Dareen Tatour

I visited poet Dareen Tatour, under house arrest at her home in the Arab town of Reineh on April 17, known here as “Palestinian Prisoners Day.” Two and a half years ago Dareen was arrested for publishing a poem, and since then she underwent a trial and is now awaiting the verdict expected on May […]

Their Independence is our Nakba

Today, as Israel celebrates what it calls its Independence Day, indigenous Palestinians who survived the ethnic cleansing of 1947-49 and have been forced to live as second-class citizens of Israel or under its military rule, including in East Jerusalem, will hold marches and vigils to mark what they consider to be the Palestinian “Nakba” or […]

70 Years of Nakba: The Deir Yassin Massacre Sparked 750,000 Palestinians to Flee Their Homes, and the Establishment of the Zionist State

70 Years of Nakba: The Deir Yassin Massacre Sparked 750,000 Palestinians to Flee Their Homes, and the Establishment of the Zionist State Some memories permeate our very existence and penetrate our collective consciousness for generations. Survivors of al-nakba continue to preserve these indelible memories in every wrinkle lining their faces and in every cell and fragment […]

israeli Apartheid Week 2018: 70 Years Resisting the Ongoing Nakba #enoughisenough

Israeli Apartheid Week 2018: 70 Years Resisting the Ongoing Nakba Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2018 features over 150 events taking place in 33 countries across 6 continents! This year’s theme centers around the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Palestinian Nakba — the planned mass expulsion of more than 750,000 indigenous Palestinians to establish an exclusionary Jewish-majority state […]

NAKBA 2017: The Never-Ending Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Susiya village, overlooking neighbouring mountains in South Khalil. (Photo: Robert Inlakesh) Robert Inlakesh21st Century Wire Susiya is a Palestinian village located in the Southern hills of Hebron (al-Khalil). This village has borne witness to infinite cruelty from the illegal state of Israel and endured a long history of harassment, destruction and ethnic cleansing. The current […]

Rightwing campaign against Jewish exec who called for exposing Nakba seems likely to fail

A rightwing campaign has begun against a prestigious Jewish organization, the Center for Jewish History, to fire a new executive who has called for discussions of the Nakba and against demonizing the BDS campaign (boycott, divestment and sanctions). And happily, it appears that this campaign will fail. David N. Myers is a former professor of […]

New Nakba for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have told 6,000 Palestinian refugees in Shabriha to leave their homes within 48 hours so that work can start on a highway extension. The refugees affected have been told to apply for compensation through the nearby Al-Abbasiyeh Municipality. Shabriha is an unofficial “gathering” of 6,000 Palestinian refugees near Tyre in southern Lebanon. Like […]

Israeli minister says Palestinians are bringing a ‘third Nakba’ upon themselves

“We are not heading toward a third intifada, we are heading toward a third Nakba” said Israeli Likud Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi on a Channel 2 interview on Saturday, using the Arabic work for “catastrophe,” which also refers to the Israeli displacement and dispossession of the Palestinian people which began with the founding of […]

ONLY THREE WORDS NEEDED ON THE 69TH NAKBA DAY: DEATH TO ‘ISRAEL’

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah After 69 years of Nakba in Palestine; after 69 years of destruction, from the 531 villages, towns and cities eviscerated during the Zionist terror gangs’ Plan D to the ongoing IOF demolitions of homes and infrastructures in the West Bank and sacred Al-Quds; after 69 years of mass murder, from […]

A MUST SEE: Father Mmanuel Musallam SPEAKING OUT on Nakba Day Plus ‘Peace” Photo Story

الاب منويل مسلم في ذكرى نكبة فلسطين هذا الخطاب القاه في المنتدى العربي الناصري Treason’s Photo Story ================== The Long Way to OSLO Alan Hart the Linkman Between Perea And Arafat Arafat: a Political Biography by Alan Hart Old Posts  Alan Hart: To Pevent the rising tide of anti-Israelism from being transformed into violent anti-Semitism, require preventing […]

Palestinian Nakba Day ~ Over 700,000 forced to leave Palestine in 1948: nowadays the Zionist colony seals off all the Palestinians, a people of captives in their own home

People across the world are commemorating the Nakba Day which marks the anniversary of the forcible eviction of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland by Israelis in 1948. The Day of Catastrophe is officially marked every year on May 15, but the occasion this year coincides with a hunger strike being observed by more than 1,600 […]

BDS: Upholding our rights, resisting the ongoing Nakba

It is possible… It is possible at least sometimes… It is possible especially now To ride a horse Inside a prison cell And run away… It is possible for prison walls To disappear. For the cell to become a distant land Without frontiers –  Mahmoud Darwish May 15, 2017 marks the 69th anniversary of the […]

On Nakba Day I want the right to be angry

Betrayed, massacred, exiled, besieged, occupied, vilified and criminalized, Palestinians are nothing if not survivors. And as survivors, we are in the company of some of the finest peoples in the world.  But this year, as I once again commemorate our losses and honor our resistance, I am angry at the fact that all we can […]

Perpetual Nakba

In 1948 WAR, my grandmother was a young mother, My mother was a child in 1948 * * * In 1967 WAR my mother was a young mother, I was a child in 1967 * * * In 1987 WAR, I was a young mother, My daughter was a child in 1987 * * * […]

Going Underground – BUT FIRST: Nakba day & Jewish Lobbying in UK politics

Going Underground – BUT FIRST: Nakba day & Jewish Lobbying in UK politics Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com Afshin Rattansi on Labour & the Conservatives big lobby groups that would support Netanyahu’s line on Palestinians. View the original video for Going Underground – BUT FIRST: Nakba day & Jewish Lobbying in UK politics at youtube.com […]

Remembering the Nakba

By Nasim Ahmed Sixty-nine years ago, the state of Israel was born following the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians by Israeli Jewish gangs. What: The Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) When: 15 May 1948 Where: Palestine What Happened? On 14 May 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the executive head of the World Zionist Organisation, declared the establishment […]

Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian man in Jerusalem al-Quds ahead of Nakba Day

Press TV- Israeli military forces have shot dead a Palestinian man over an alleged stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds as thousands of Palestinians are preparing to mark the 69th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe) amid simmering tension in the occupied territories. Israeli police said the unnamed Palestinian was shot near […]

True independence on Nakba Day: accountability and healing as an Israeli aggressor

I am an Israeli-American. I was raised in a middle-class academic ‘Liberal Zionist’ household (aligned with the Israeli Labor Party and Meretz), which is an inherent contradiction. Liberal Zionism maintains a belief in universal human rights yet it supports a Zionist ideology that endorses and promotes Israel as a Jewish state – one that has […]

‘NYT’ editors twist themselves into knots not to say the word ‘Jewish’

This is funny in an elephant-in-the-room sort of way. The New York Times posted a video to its Facebook page on Tuesday of the next Jerusalem bureau chief, Peter Baker, getting a primer about his new assignment from former bureau chiefs Jodi Rudoren and James Bennet, both of whom are now big editors at the paper, and Rudoren […]

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