BACBI: Nakba.

  • Ramzy BAROUD: "Palestinian and Jewish Voices Must Challenge Israel’s Past Together " (The Palestine Chronicle, April 26, 2017 ): click here!
    Israel has resorted to three main strategies to suppress Palestinian calls for justice and human rights, including the Right of Return for refugees. One is dedicated to rewriting history; another attempts to distract from present realities altogether and a third aims at reclaiming the Palestinian narrative as essentially an Israeli one.
  • Mondoweiss Editors: "‘Why do I not cry out for the right of return?’ — an exchange between Uri Avnery and Salman Abu Sitta" (Mondoweiss, April 21, 2017 ): click 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 the Irgun, known for its terrorist attacks on Palestinians and the British Mandate authorities.
  • Maryam NABBOUT: "Palestine's annual Nakba march is blocked by Israel for the first time ever" (Step Feed, April 10, 2017 ): click here!
    For Palestinians, Yawm El Nakba or the "day of catastrophe," refers to Israel's creation after "hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed in 1948."
  • Jonathan COOK: "Why is Israel afraid of the Nakba's March of Return?" (Al-Jazeera, April 10, 2017 ): click here!
    For the first time, Israeli police block the annual march to commemorate the Palestinian 'catastrophe' of 1948.
  • Donna NEVEL: "What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About The Nakba" (Forward, March 29, 2017 ): click here!
    In recent weeks, I have been paying particular attention to the arguments in favor of Zionism from those who call themselves progressive Zionists and call for a two-state solution, support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and express criticism of some of Israel’s policies and actions. More precisely, I have been paying attention to what is NOT being discussed in these arguments, namely, anything about the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe), the expulsion of approximately 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and land before and during Israel’s creation. If we are talking about Zionism, then we are also necessarily talking about the Nakba.
  • "Deir Yassin Remembered" (Deir Yassin Remembered): click here!
    Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. The village lay outside of the area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State.
  • Ofer ADERET: "When Arabs and Mizrahi Jews dreamed of a joint homeland" (Haaretz, March 19, 2017): click here!
    Before Israel’s establishment in 1948, some Jews and Arabs saw each other as ‘brothers’ and had a utopian vision of a shared future.
  • Aaron TORDJMAN: "Israël est, par définition, une colonie européenne" (Union juive française pour la paix, UJFP, 6 février, 2017): click here!
    Comment se fait-il que la Palestine, partie intégrante du Moyen-Orient, et morceau de terre habité depuis l’Antiquité par une population orientale ayant adopté, depuis plus d’un millénaire, la culture et la langue arabe, à l’instar de la Syrie, de l’Égypte ou de l’Algérie, soit, en une centaine d’années, devenue un État peuplé de migrants venus du monde entier ?
  • Samah JABR: "Quand Israël et la Grande-Bretagne célèbrent le traumatisme historique des Palestiniens " (Pour la Palestine, 3 février, 2017): click here!
    Après cent ans, la Grande-Bretagne semble en être au même stade moral que lorsque le secrétaire britannique aux Affaires étrangères, Arthur Balfour, écrivait à un dirigeant de la communauté juive britannique, le baron de Rothschild, lui promettant l’établissement d’un « foyer national » pour le peuple juif en Palestine.
  • Robert FISK: "Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of?" (Independent, March 2, 2017): click here!
    Balfour initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians of the West Bank and the five million Palestinian refugees living largely in warrens of poverty around the Middle East, including Israeli-besieged Gaza. Surely we should apologise
  • Fathi NEMER: "Finders Keepers in the Holy Land: So who was there first?" (Mondoweiss, Feb 2, 2017): click here!
    2017 will undoubtedly be a critical year for Palestine. We are standing at the crossroads of many different possibilities that could have serious implications for the future of the area.
  • Sandrine MANSOER: "L’identité palestinienne au début du XXe siècle" (interview, 2 mars, 2017): click here!
    Loin d’être un désert, comme l’affirmera le sionisme plus tard, la Palestine d’avant la déclaration Balfour de 1917 est un carrefour culturel très riche. Au début du XXe siècle, cette terre commence à affirmer son identité, arabe puis palestinienne, face à la férule ottomane.
  • Gideon LEVY & Alex LEVAC: "Despicable terrorist? Bedouin village in Israel's south mourns a beloved teacher" (Haaretz, Jan 26, 2017): click here!
    No one in Umm al-Hiran believes Yakub Musa Abu al-Kiyan, a father of 13, intentionally ran over a police officer; residents remember his calls against violence: 'Let them demolish the house, only let no one be hurt.'
  • Jonathan COOK, “In Umm al-Hiran, it is 'a continuing Nakba'“ (Al Jazeera, 22 Jan 2017): click here!
    Israel has advanced plans to raze the village of 150 homes and replace it with a town for Israeli Jews.
  • Gal LEVY: "How the 'Israeli Arab' was created" (Haaretz, Jan 15, 2017): click here!
    Between the end of Israeli military administration over its Arab citizens in 1966 and plans for educational integration in 1968, a new definition was born.
  • Yoav LITVIN: "The mainstreaming of Palestinian genocide" (Mondoweiss, Jan 6, 2017): click here!
    The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier and medic Elor Azaria, who was filmed last March (by Imad Abu Shamsiya, a Palestinian B’Tselem volunteer) executing an incapacitated Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sharif, in cold blood has been convicted of manslaughter. He is now the modern Israeli hero, “the child of all of us” as many Israelis refer to him.
  • Tom SUAREZ: "Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won" (Mondoweiss, Fan 1, 2017): click here!
    Our topic is of course the so-called “conflict” in Israel-Palestine, a tragedy that has dragged on for so long that it feels static, indeed almost normalised. But unlike other deadly conflicts, this one is wholly in our power to stop—“our” meaning the United States and Europe. It is in our power to stop it, because we are the ones empowering it.
  • Richard FALK: "2017: A year to recall three bleak Palestinian anniversaries" (Middle East Eye, Dec 27, 2016): click here!
    Only nonviolent resistance of Palestinians to their prolonged ordeal and transnational civil society activism seem to have any capacity to exert positive change to the status quo.
  • David SHULMAN: "Palestine: The End of the Bedouins?" (The New York Review of Books, Dec 7, 2016): click here!
    One way to tell the story of the Middle East as a whole is to describe the endemic struggle between peripatetic nomads and settled peasant farmers—a struggle attested already in ancient Mesopotamian documents.
  • Ofer ADERET: "The Politics Behind the Drafting of the Balfour Declaration" (Haaretz, Nov 6, 2016): click here!
    Ninety-nine years after it was written, the British document supporting the formation of a 'national home for the Jewish people' is back in the news. But it caused unrest among some British Jews at the time, too.
  • Ramzy BAROUD: "How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland" (AlJazeera, Nov 2, 2016): click here!
    Ninety-nine years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.
  • Aimee SHALAN: "One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians" (Al Shabaka, Oct 28, 2016): click here!
    If Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour passes over the perimeter of her home’s driveway in her village of Reineh in the Galilee, an alarm will sound at the British multinational security firm G4S and the Israeli authorities will be alerted. Israeli police arrested Tatour in the early hours of October 11, 2015 for her poem, “Qawem ya sha‘abi qawemhum” (Resist My People, Resist Them), which was posted to her YouTube account earlier that month. On November 2, Israel charged her with incitement to violence and support for a terrorist organization.
  • Daniel BLATMAN: "Yes, Benny Morris, Israel Did Perpetrate Ethnic Cleansing in 1948" (Haaretz, Oct 14, 2016): click here!
    A good historian always examines his conclusions. If he comes to the conclusion that things he wrote previously require a reassessment, he is obligated to face that. But a historian who, at the start of his career, determined that Israel is responsible for the mass flight of the Palestinians in 1948 and later changed his views until he became the darling of the settler right, is a pathetic phenomenon. Benny Morris has followed that path.
  • Jonathan OFIR: "‘Ethnic cleansing’ becomes ‘No ethnic cleansing’ in Israeli history by Benny Morris" (Mondoweiss, Oct 10, 2016): click here!
    Winston Churchill quipped at the House of Commons in 1948, “For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all Parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history”.
  • Benny MORRIS: "Israel Conducted No Ethnic Cleansing in 1948" (Haaretz, Oct 10, 2016): click here!
    Prof. Daniel Blatman distorts history when he says the new State of Israel, a country facing invading armies, carried out a policy of expelling the local Arabs.
  • Amjad ALQASIS: "Decolonizing the Vocabulary of Palestinian Human Rights Work" (The Nakba Files, Oct 3, 2016): click here!
    Israeli practices and policies are a combination of apartheid, military occupation, and colonization. This regime is not limited to the Palestinians living in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but it also targets Palestinians residing on the Israeli side of the 1949 Armistice Line, as well as those living in forced exile.
  • Daniel BLATMAN: "Netanyahu, This Is What Ethnic Cleansing Really Looks Like" (Haaretz, Oct 3, 2016): click here!
    Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the removal of settlers from the West Bank would be ‘ethnic cleansing’ is utter nonsense. If he wants to know what ethnic cleansing, he has to revisit 1948, not 2005.
  • Sarah IRVING: "Mapping the Palestinian struggle" (The Internet Intifada, Sept 27, 2016): click here!
    "Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir" by Salman Abu Sitta, American University in Cairo Press (2016).
  • Philip WEISS: "Abbas and Levy issue calls to end Nakba denial" (Mondoweiss, Sept 23, 2016): click here!
    Yesterday, coincidentally, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli columnist Gideon Levy both spoke of the burden of the Nakba on their societies, and the world. Excerpts below.
  • Yotam BERGER: "Secret Documents Reveal How Israel Tried to Evade International Scrutiny of Occupation" (Haaretz, Sept 20, 2016): click here!
    In two cables from '67 and '68, Foreign Ministry officials admit violations of Geneva Conventions, instruct diplomats how to evade need for compliance by eschewing use of the word ‘occupation.’
  • Thayer HASTINGS: "Palestinian Oral History as a Tool to Defend Against Displacement" (Al Shabaka, Sept 15, 2016): click here!
    Oral history has a long precedent in Arab and Palestinian culture that stems from a broader oral tradition. 1 In the years immediately following the Nakba of 1948 the Arab tradition of the hakawati (storyteller) was used, according to Nur Masalha, to shore up a defense against erasure of culture and memory among Palestinians.
  • Ahmad TIBI: "Palestinians, Not Israeli Settlers, Are Victims of Ethnic Cleansing " (Haartez, Sept 11, 2016): click here!
    If Mr. Netanyahu really wants to know what ethnic cleansing means, he should ask the Palestinian citizens of Israel. 85% of the Palestinians living in what is now Israel were forced out in the 1948 Nakba - just because they weren't Jews.
  • "The dynamiting of Palestine" (Crimes of Britain, August 27, 2016): click here!
    Throughout the Arab uprising of 1936-39 the British used collective punishment against the Palestinian people. The destruction of property was central to British military repression in Palestine, such tactics are today used by the colonial settler state that the British paved the way for.
  • "The Genocide of the Palestinian People: An International Law and Human Rights Perspective" (Center for Constitutional Rights, Aug 25, 2016): click here!
    While there has been recent criticism of those taking the position that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians, there is a long history of human rights scholarship and legal analysis that supports the assertion. Prominent scholars of the international law crime of genocide and human rights authorities take the position that Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian people could constitute a form of genocide.
  • Lauren BANKO: "A Brief History of Banning Arabs from Palestine" (The Nakba Files, Aug 23, 2016): click here!
    A central and enduring consequence of the Nakba has been the near-total ban on the entry to Israel of Palestinian Arab refugees who lost their homes in 1948. The exclusion of non-Jewish immigration from neighboring Arab countries is also taken for granted as an enabling condition of Zionism. The systematic exclusion of Arab migration from Israel/Palestine, however, did not begin in 1948. Instead, it is rooted in specific understandings of race and nationality enshrined in the international legal agreements that laid the framework for the colonial state of the British Mandate of Palestine, the state inherited by the Zionist movement.
  • "Refugees drew their destroyed villages " (Zochrot, 2016): click here!
  • Susan ABULHAWA: "Israel's desalination miracle, Santa Claus and other fairy tales" (Middle East Eye, Aug 9, 2016): click here!
    The 'making the desert bloom' myth has long masked Israel's occupation and degradation of Palestinian natural resources.
  • Odeh BISHARAT: "Israel Is Tasking Saudi Arabia With Subduing the Palestinians" (Haaretz, Aug 8, 2016): click here!
    The Palestinians, who have long suffered at the hands of their Arab 'brothers,' are well aware of the nature of the medieval Saudi regime.
  • Tamara NASSAR: "My family’s Nakba story" (Mondoweiss, July 22, 2016: click here!
    My paternal grandparents were expelled from their homeland in the 1948 Palestinian Nakba. Absence has since been embroidered in the fabric of what came to be a family born in a memory of an unattainable land.
  • PR: "The Supreme Court permits the transfer of a library and archaeological artifacts from the Rockefeller Museum to West Jerusalem after rejecting an appeal by the Emek Shaveh organization" (Emek Shaveh, July 21, 2016: click here!
    ...The Supreme Court decided to turn down the appeal, claiming that the Antiquities Authority is licensed to transfer them from Rockefeller museum to West Jerusalem. The Supreme Court further claimed that the Israeli law in East Jerusalem overrides international law, which prohibits the removal of cultural property from occupied territories.
  • Suhad BISHARA: "Discourse and Dispossession" (The Nakba Files, June 15, 2016: click here!
    The Nakba dispossesses Palestinians: not only of land and territory, but also at the level of political discourse. Since the establishment of the state of Israel, the country’s judiciary has worked to constrict the space for Palestinian political activity – both parliamentary and extra-parliamentary – through various methods.
  • Jonathan COOK: "Why Israel is blocking access to its archives" (Al Jazeera, June 9, 2016): click here!
    Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
  • Natasha ROTH: "Wiping Palestinian history off the map in Jaffa" (+972, June 4, 2016): click here!
    A tourist map of Jaffa presents a reimagined, Zionist version of the city: Jaffa 2.0 is a boutique neighborhood of Tel Aviv, with a smattering of ‘local’ (read: native) color. But the map itself simply represents a much broader process of destruction and reconstruction.
  • Ofri ILANY: "Israel Systematically Denies 1,400 Years of Muslim History" (Haaretz, May 26, 2016): click here!
    The education system, the media and the tourism industry all collaborate in erasing the country's Palestinian past.
  • Silvia BOARINI: "Retracing Jaffa’s erased Palestinian history" (The Electronic Intifada, 24 May 2016): click here!
    In mid-May, when Israeli Jews celebrate Independence Day, Palestinians commemorate the Nakba — the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of people from cities and villages across Palestine that began in December 1947 and intensified throughout 1948, both before and after the declaration of the State of Israel.
  • Ben WHITE: "Nakba Day: A 'clear challenge' to Israeli establishment" (Al Jazeera, 16 May 2016): click here!
    While the Nakba Law threatens publicly-funded institutions, there are signs of optimism at the grassroots level.
  • Joseph MASSAD: "Resisting the Nakba" (The Electronic Intifada, 16 May, 2008): click here!
    One of the most difficult things to grasp in the modern history of Palestine and the Palestinians is the meaning of the Nakba.
  • Yara HAWARI: "Ethnic cleansing is an everyday reality" (The Electronic Intifada, May 16, 2016): click here!
    Thousands marched last week to commemorate the Nakba, the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Held in the southern Naqab (Negev) region for the first time in 19 years, the 2016 March of Return is being hailed as the largest such event for Palestinians living inside present-day Israel. Organized by the Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Internally Displaced, the 12 May protest emphasized that the Nakba — Arabic for catastrophe — continues today.
  • Eitan BRONSTEIN APARICIO: "A brief history of the ‘Nakba’ in Israel" (Mondoweiss, 16 May, 2008)): click here!
    This text describes the discourse on the Nakba — mostly the concept but also the historical event — in Israel. When did it appear? When did it decline and was repressed? What caused these changes? The attempt here is to describe historical moments, a periodization, from the founding of the state until today, in order to describe the relation to the term in each period and the changes it went through
  • Miko PELED: "Thoughts on Nakba Day: 68 years of Zionist rape and pillaging of Palestine" (American Herald Tribune, May 16, 2016): click here!
    Sixty-eight years after the occupation of Palestine began people refer to the Zionist rape and pillaging of Palestine as a “conflict.” It is the “Israeli-Palestinian conflict” or the Israeli Palestinian “Issue” some even call it a “dispute” and others, a “question.”
  • Ahmad Samih KHALIDI: "As Palestinians mourn their Nakba, the UK must acknowledge its responsibility" (The Guardian, May 15, 2016): click here!
    Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. It behooves the UK to face up to its role in the dispossession of the Palestinians.
  • Saeb EREKAT: "Israel Must Recognize Its Responsibility for the Nakba, the Palestinian Tragedy" (Haaretz, May 15, 2016)): click here!
    For true reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, Israel must recognize what it has done to the Palestinian people over the last 68 years.
  • Nada ELIA: "Palestinians on Nakba Day 2016 — Defiant, Undeterred and Organizing" (Mondoweiss, May 13, 2016): click here!
    Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people seems indeed relentless. The gloves have come off, the masquerade of the peace talks is finally seen by most as a futile waste of time, as Israel bares its unadorned face as an expansionist settler-colonial state. Thus the new deputy foreign minister recently declared “this land is ours. All of it is ours,” while a growing number of Israeli politicians finally acknowledge what Palestinians have been saying for years: it is apartheid.
  • Ben WHITE: "The Nakba: From 1948 to Today" (Palestine Solidarity Campaign, April 28, 2016)): click here!
    The Nakba – From 1948 to Today – is an article specially commissioned by Palestine Solidarity Campaign. This article is part of the resources produced as part of the "PSC Nakba Week 2016" and is included in our Nakba Week Resource Pack.
  • Jonathan COOK: "A history of silencing Israeli army whistleblowers – from 1948 until today" (Mondoweiss, March 23, 2016)): click here!
    Israel’s politicians hoped then that the Palestinians could be quickly terrorised from their lands. Decades later, the atrocities continue – and to the same end. But Israel must face facts: the days when such systematic brutality could be kept under wraps are now over.
  • Thomas S. HARRINGTON: "Zionism’s long and rich history of delegitimizing Palestinians" (Mondoweiss, March 17, 2016)): click here!
    ...the real question when it comes to Israel (and every other national polity for that matter) is under what specific legal and moral conditions — both in relation to its geographical neighbors and all those subject to its forms of organized power — can and should be permitted and/or encouraged to perpetuate its present modes of existence?
  • Tom PESAH: "How colonialism and climate change displace the Negev's Bedouin" (+972, March 14, 2016)): click here!
    A new book examines the ways in which Israel’s policies of displacement in the Negev are also drastically changing the environment where hundreds of thousands live.- The desert was never empty, but it was emptied of an estimated 90 percent of its Bedouin inhabitants between 1948 and 1953 in what the authors term the “Bedouin Nakba.” This involved massacres and widespread destruction of livestock and property.
  • Jonathan OFIR: "The Tantura massacre of 1948 and the academic character assassination of Teddy Katz" (Mondoweiss, March 3, 2016)): click here!
    The Tantura massacre in May 1948, committed by Haganah forces just days after the declaration of the State of Israel, is not only one of the worst massacres of 1948, but its cover-up is also, in itself, a story, showing us just how effective silence can be in obscuring crimes against humanity.
  • David MOSHMAN: "Palestinians Erased from Space and Consciousness" (Huffington Pos, Feb 24, 2016)): click here!
    Noga Kadman is a licensed Israeli tour guide. She is also the author of a book, based on her masters thesis, that tells us about each and every one of the 418 Palestinian villages depopulated in 1948 in order to make Israel a Jewish country.
  • Walid KHALIDI: "Before Their Diaspora. A photographic history of the Palestinians, 1876-1948" (Digital Edition, Institute for Palestine Studies): click here!
  • Jonathan OFIR: "‘Barbarism by an educated and cultured people’ — Dawayima massacre was worse than Deir Yassin" (Mondoweiss, Feb 7, 2016): click here!
    “There was no battle and no resistance (and no Egyptians). The first conquerors killed from eighty to a hundred Arabs [including] women and children. The children were killed by smashing of their skulls with sticks. Is it possible to shout about Deir Yassin and be silent about something much worse?” For the first time ever, a letter quoting one of the Israeli soldiers who were part of the Al-Dawayima massacre in October 1948 is published in full.
  • Jonathan OFIR: "An Arab is an Arab" (Mondoweiss, Jan 31, 2016): click here!
    The British accepted the idea that Jews were not merely a religiously defined people, but an ethnically defined people. As opposed to this, they regarded the local Palestinian population under one ethnic-linguistic term: Arabs – despite Palestinian religious diversity, dialect and traditions, which differ from other Arabs.
  • Gideon LEVY: "Hating the Occupation, Not the Jews" (Haaretz, Jan 29, 2016): click here!
    They set out to stab or run people over by car because they’re conquerors. They set out to kill their conquerors. They chose violence as a means of resisting a more pernicious violence, that of the occupation. They wanted to hurt Israelis, especially soldiers and settlers, because of the occupation, not because they’re Jewish. Their Jewishness has nothing to do with it. For the Palestinians, there’s no difference between a soldier who’s Jewish, Druze or Bedouin and a settler from the tribe of Menashe... The thought that dozens of Palestinians have already set out to commit spontaneous acts of stabbing or car-ramming, with hundreds, maybe thousands or tens of thousands considering doing the same, should have provoked some thinking in Israel. Not the thinking of a victim who is being attacked again, but a consideration of what drives desperate children and adults to do this, in the knowledge that their chances of survival are slim. But this might only raise questions that Israelis run away from as is from a fire.
  • Ramzy BAROUD: "Defined by Nakba and Exile: The Complex Reality of ‘Home’ for Palestinians" (The Palestine Chronicle, Jan 19, 2016): click here!
    When ISIS militias swept into Mosel, Iraq, in June 2014, Ibrahim Mahmoud plotted his flight, along with his whole family, which included 11 children. Once upon a time, Ibrahim was himself a child escaping another violent campaign carried out by equally angry militias.
  • Joel BEININ: "Destruction and Appropriation of Palestinian History and Cultural Property: The Responsibilities of Historians" (January 15, 2015), in: Sherna Berger Gluck, ed. (Sept 2015): click here!
    "Israel as a state and society is premised on the destruction of the history and living society of the Palestinian Arab people and the effacement of the multiple histories of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea for most of the last 1,400 years - since the Muslim conquest of the Byzantine province of Palæstina in 640".
  • Jonathan COOK: "Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival" (Mondoweiss, Jan 12, 2016): click here! Trad. fr.: "Pourquoi Israël a occulté l’histoire de la survie de Nazareth en 1948"( click here!
    A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth’s survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
  • Nu'man ABD AL-WAHID: "How Zionism helped create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" (Mondoweiss, Jan 7, 2016): click here!
    The covert alliance between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Zionist entity of Israel should be no surprise to any student of British imperialism. The problem is the study of British imperialism has very few students.
  • Saeb EREKAT: "Israel Can't Erase the Nakba From History" (Haaretz, May 15, 2013): click here!
    Palestine recognized Israel's right to exist in 1988, but Israel's government is asking Palestinians to deny the existence of our people and the horrors that befell us in 1948..
  • Fact Sheet: "Notorious massacres of Palestinians between 1937 & 1948" (Medium, 13 May, 2015): click here!
  • William James MARTIN: "The Deir Yassin Massacre" (Counterpunch, May 13, 2004): click here!
    On April 9, 1948, members of the underground Jewish terrorist group, the Irgun, or IZL, led by Menachem Begin, who was to become the Israeli prime minister in 1977, entered the peaceful Arab village of Deir Yassin, massacred 250 men, women, children and the elderly, and stuffed many of the bodies down wells.


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