Posts Tagged ‘nakba’

Jerusalem and the continuing Nakba

I am a Palestinian American, born in Jerusalem in 1952, four years after the Palestinian Nakba—the Catastrophe of 1948. My family’s story is part of the story of Israel’s ethnic cleansing of my people.  Today, as I see Israel proceeding with its settler colonial project in the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, I […]

Continuing Nakba, continuing resistance

Palestinian activists in diaspora and their supporters have been pushing for decades to bring the message of Palestine to the international community. We stood in 1982, on the same streets and plazas we gather in now, to condemn the Sabra and Shatila massacres; we stood in 2002 when Israel invaded Palestinian cities in the occupied […]

Why we prayed outside the Jewish Federation on Nakba Day

As a married Jewish couple living in South Bend, Indiana, we try to ground our lives in the best values of our tradition. That’s why we participate in our synagogue, why we celebrate the Sabbath, and why we keep a kosher (and vegan) kitchen. It’s also why we both chose to be public school teachers […]

Heavy Israeli Crackdown On Palestinians Marking Nakba Anniversary

Above photo: Palestinian protesters march in the West Bank village of Salem on 15 May 2021 to denounce violence by Israeli forces in recent days. AFP. Protesters also hold funerals for 11 Palestinians killed on Friday by Israeli forces and settlers. Palestinians across the West Bank gathered in large numbers on Saturday to mark the […]

From Nakba to Return: Resisting one more chapter in the ongoing Nakba

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement by Zochrot. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. As we mark the 73rd commemoration day of the Nakba, Palestinians are reliving the events of the Nakba. The killing and destruction will end only when the root of the […]

What is Nakba Day? A brief history

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Global Resistance: End The Nakba Now!

Above photo: Musa Al-Shaer. The PI declaration of solidarity with the people of Palestine. NOTE: Samidoun is tracking the list of actions in support of Palestinians in its Global Calendar of Resistance. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres […]

Palestinians call from Gaza to Jerusalem: All out on Saturday, May 15th to end the ongoing Nakba and the massacre in besieged Gaza!

Take to the streets on Saturday May 15th with a united demand for sanctions and arms embargo on Israel. We Palestinians are facing yet another massacre in besieged Gaza, resisting ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley and rising against oppression in our cities in Historic Palestine. Israel’s military and policing arsenal, is raining […]

Joint statement by Palestinians in North America on Nakba Day

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from 50 organizations across North America calling on Palestinian communities in the diaspora and supporters to join a week of actions in commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, and in protest of the ongoing Nakba in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, and throughout Palestine. May 15, 2021 As […]

My grandfather’s Nakba

It was my first trip out of Gaza, and my destination was the city of Nablus in the West Bank to pursue my university studies. At the time the Oslo Accords were still somewhat in effect. That allowed Palestinians from Gaza to travel to the West Bank – through Israel – provided they were issued […]

‘Ancestors of Palestinian Liberation’ — a resource for educators and organizers as Nakba Day approaches

With Nakba day quickly approaching on May 15, Palestine Advocacy Project has collaborated with Anemoia Projects to present Ancestors of Palestinian Liberation: a multi-faceted, visual, biographical, and educational tool to incorporate Palestinian histories and realities into our everyday spaces. “This project came from a desire to bring attention to some of the incredible contributions of […]

‘It is a Nakba’: Campaign to save Sheikh Jarrah builds momentum as forced displacement looms

In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families, numbering 27 people, will be thrown out of their homes and into the street, and replaced with Israeli settlers.  The fate of the families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem is essentially set in stone: an Israeli district court rejected their appeal […]

Israel is recreating the Nakba, without putting Palestinians on trucks

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

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 […]

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