Tagged: 1948

Sheikh Jarrah: When My Enemy Is My Neighbour News Roundup
Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera

Sheikh Jarrah: When My Enemy Is My Neighbour

Occupied East Jerusalem - Outside the al-Kurd family home, a large fig tree shades the streets of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. When the family was evicted from the front part of their home by Israeli settlers in 2009...

on October 3, 2016
The Shimon Peres Palestinians Can’t Forget Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Munayyer, The Nation

The Shimon Peres Palestinians Can’t Forget

When major figures die, the remembrances begin to pour in. The narratives created about those who have gone are supposed to tell us a lot about them. But what we choose to remember and how we choose to remember tell us great deal about us as well.

on September 30, 2016
Interview with Diana Buttu on Shimon Peres’ Legacy News Roundup
Al-Jazeera English

Interview with Diana Buttu on Shimon Peres’ Legacy

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Nazareth, former Palestinian peace negotiator Diana Buttu remembered Shimon Peres as a “war criminal”.

on September 28, 2016
Sunbathing at the Crime Scene: The Israeli Resort That Covers Up a Massacre News Roundup
The Electronic Intifada

Sunbathing at the Crime Scene: The Israeli Resort That Covers Up a Massacre

There are few clues today at the site of the single worst massacre committed by the Israeli army during the 1948 war that established a Jewish state on the ruins of the Palestinians’ homeland. For Palestinians, Tantura, the name of a coastal village south of Haifa that was once home to 1,700 inhabitants, has become a byword for the darkest episodes of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of 1948.

on June 3, 2015
Quick Facts: The Palestinian Nakba Fact Sheets
IMEU

Quick Facts: The Palestinian Nakba

The Palestinian “Nakba” (“catastrophe” in Arabic) refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinian Arabs from British Mandate Palestine during Israel’s creation (1947-49). The Nakba was not an unintended result of war. It was a deliberate and systematic act necessary for the creation of a Jewish majority state in historic Palestine, which was overwhelmingly Arab prior to 1948.

on May 13, 2015
Palestinians Condemn Israeli Ruling on Jerusalem Property News Roundup
Yahoo! News

Palestinians Condemn Israeli Ruling on Jerusalem Property

A lawyer representing Palestinians attacked on Thursday a ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court that he said could enable confiscation of east Jerusalem property owned by residents of the occupied West Bank. The April 15 decision brings such assets within the scope of the 1950 "Absentee Property Law," which places in state custody all property inside Israel owned by Arabs living outside the state in 1948.

on April 24, 2015
In pictures: Erasing Palestine News Roundup
Al-Jazeera

In pictures: Erasing Palestine

The last deserted pre-1948 Palestinian village in Israel is facing possible destruction. Located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the village of Lifta is an empty collection of old stone houses that have fallen into neglect. For the past 20 years, the Israeli government has pushed to destroy the remaining buildings to make room for new luxury homes, hotels, a shopping mall and a recreation park.

on November 11, 2014
UN photo archive tells story of Palestinian exodus News Roundup
The Daily Astorian

UN photo archive tells story of Palestinian exodus

on May 15, 2014
Israel should allow return of Palestinian refugees Op-Eds & Analysis
Ghada Ageel, The Hill

Israel should allow return of Palestinian refugees

Israeli officials brag regarding their humanitarian aid to Haiti and the Philippines and to injured Syrian children yet stand by and do nothing for Palestinian refugees despite bearing an immense responsibility for the fact that Palestinian civilians are dying in the Syrian carnage. (Photo: Anne Paq/ActiveStills)

on January 30, 2014
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