Israel’s Repression of Nakba Day (May 15)

Tomorrow is Nakba Day, which commemorates the mass dispossession of Palestinians that accompanied the foundation of the State of Israel. Read “The more Israel represses the Nakba, the stronger the memories” by Gideon Levy in Haaretz. Use the printer-friendly or Google cache version to bypass the paywall.

“But the truth is that there is no greater proof of Israel’s insecurity about the justness of its cause than the battle waged to forbid marking the Nakba. A people confident in its path would respect the feelings of the minority, and not try to trample on its heritage and memories. A people that knows something terrible is burning under its feet sees every reference to what happened as an existential threat.”

For more details on Israeli repression of Nakba commemoration, see “Chilling effect of the Nakba Law on Israel’s human rights

For more on Nakba Day itself, see “What is Nakba Day? A brief history” by Elon Gilad (printer-friendly, Google cache).

UPDATE: Also see Essential Reading for Nakba Day.

14 thoughts on “Israel’s Repression of Nakba Day (May 15)”

  1. Colonialism is the domination of a region,for economic exploitation, by a "mother country". Apartheid is legal system enabling domination by a minority or subgroup master class over a large group of people. Israel has very little interest in economic exploitation. Israel wants the Palestinians gone..either removal or elimination, and as such is more of an ethnic cleansing, hitlerian leibenstaum regime based on a chosen master race philosophy and mandated by God. How tyrannical, evil, and dangerous is that? It will be interesting to listen to the hasbara try and refute this simple truth.

  2. Nakba day may 15 could also celebrate the day that the 2 and 1/2 million Jews left the mid east Muslim dominated countries and returned to the country of Israel , Only trouble is the Mid east Muslim countries refused to let the Muslims that wished to leave Israel into their home countries . So the Muslims were able to create more a humanitarian disaster to whine about .

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