Middle East Watch
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December 2019


Norma Musih

NORMA MUSIH, a young, soft-spoken teacher from Jaffa, does not look like a woman who would elicit telephone death threats.But she and the members of her group, Zochrot,which means "remembrance," and which was founded in 2002 by Israeli activists and scholars,have devoted themselves to commemorating, understanding and teaching about a subject that in Israel is plainly subversive: the Palestinian Nakba.


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  • Learning the Nakba as a condition for peace and reconciliation

    Sunday 5 April 2009
    The Jewish people in Israel, or at least most of them, live in complete ignorance or even denial of the Palestinian disaster that took place in 1948, the Nakba. The Nakba has no place in the language, the landscape, the environment, and the memory of the Jewish collective in Israel. Traveling in Israel, one may find signposts, landmarks and memorials that create and sustain the Jewish-Israeli narrative. Jewish-Israeli events that took place more than 2,000 years ago are celebrated through (...) continue continue

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