Remembering the Nakba: Israeli group puts 1948 Palestine back on the map ~ Ian Black in Tel Aviv, theguardian.com.
Zochrot aims to educate Israeli Jews – through tours and a new phone app – about a history obscured by enmity and denial!
In a run-down office in the busy centre of Tel Aviv, a group of Israelis are finalising preparations for this year’s independence day holiday. But their conversation – switching between Arabic and Hebrew – centres not on celebrating the historic realisation of the Zionist dream in May 1948, but on the other side of the coin: the flight, expulsion and dispossession that Palestinians call their catastrophe – the Nakba.
Maps, leaflets and posters explain the work of Zochrot – Hebrew for “Remembering”. The organisation’s mission is to educate Israeli Jews about a history that has been obscured by enmity, propaganda and denial for much of the last…
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