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  • A settler’s Nakba

    May 14, 2015 | 3:29 pm

    Dispatches From Judea and Samaria: first in a series

    How does a passionate, religious Zionist who is also committed to Israel-Palestinian reconciliation and dialogue deal with nakba, the Arabic term for the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the founding of...

  • On Independence Day, thousands of Arab-Israelis march for Palestinians’ right of return

    April 23, 2015 | 4:09 pm

    (JTA) — Several thousand Arab-Israelis at a protest march in the Galilee on Israel’s Independence Day commemorated Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948.

    Near Tiberias, the participants in Thursday’s March of Return, as organizers called it, carried Palestinian Authority flags...

  • Filmmakers on a mission to tell Palestinians’ stories

    November 13, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A new generation of Palestinian filmmakers is intent on telling "the people stories you don't hear about" rather than staying true to form with films charged with political messages such as "Israel's Occupation" or "Nakba" (the...

  • Has Israel become a left-right issue?

    July 28, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    About a decade ago, my rabbi was promoting congregational AIPAC involvement.  His argument went that AIPAC was not necessary for our local liberal Jewish Congressman, who was a member of our synagogue.  If he ever did anything anti-Israel, the rabbi always had the option of...

  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Historical experiences and perception

    February 13, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Brief synopsis: The most puzzling aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be that after 65 years of violence, enmity and suffering, it remains unresolved when coexistence is inevitable and a two-state solution remains the only viable option. Although there are many...

  • Majority of Israeli Arabs prefer to live in Israel

    June 7, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    The vast majority of Israeli Arabs are reconciled with the existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and even exhibit a degree of patriotism, according to a poll released Thursday.

    The survey by Haifa University found that nearly one in seven (68.3%) preferred to live in...

  • Report: Israeli, Lebanese naval forces cooperating

    April 11, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Israel’s navy is reportedly cooperating with its Lebanese counterpart to prevent foreign ships from approaching Israeli waters.

    Israeli naval officials say their cooperation with Lebanon has increased, according to a report in Haaretz.

    In advance of Land Day last month, Lebanon...

  • Words Matter — Obama’s Next Challenge

    By Judea Pearl

    May 17, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    By the time this article is published on May 19, President Barack Obama will be putting the final touches on his policy speech on the Middle East, scheduled for the same day. Many see it as an important speech, for it could signal a dramatic shift in U.S. policy in the wake of the...

  • Nakba Is in the Eye of the Beholder

    By David Suissa

    May 17, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    While the world media was buzzing on May 15 about the Arab demonstrations marking the “Nakba” (catastrophe) of 1948, I was listening to a commencement address by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at Pomona College in which he lamented, among other things, America’s inability to...

  • State Dept. confirms Israel’s arrest of an American

    May 17, 2011 | 11:13 am

    The U.S. State Department confirmed that Israel arrested an American citizen, reportedly during a Nakba Day protest.

    A State Department statement on Tuesday in response to a query from a journalist during the daily briefing the day before only would confirm that Israeli authorities...

  • U.S. warns citizens to avoid ‘Nakba’ protests

    May 13, 2011 | 11:14 am

    The U.S. embassy warned Americans to avoid demonstrations this weekend marking “Nakba Day,” when Palestinians and Israeli Arabs mark their losses in Israel’s Independence War.

    “As always, please be aware of your surroundings and remember that protests intended to be peaceful can...

  • Israel’s military chief reviews Nakba preparations

    May 11, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The head of Israel’s military, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, toured the West Bank to view preparations for Nakba Day.

    The military expects major Palestinian demonstrations on May 15 for Nakba Day, or Catastrophe Day, referring to the establishment of the modern State of Israel.


  • Groups petition Israeli high court to annul Nakba law

    May 5, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Two Israeli human rights groups have petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court to overturn the so-called Nakba Law.

    The law, passed in March, enables the state to fine local communities and other state-funded groups for holding events that mark what the Arab community calls the Nakba, which...

  • Nakba Removal From Classrooms Spurs Threats

    September 2, 2009 | 8:45 pm

    Israeli Arab leaders threatened to “revolt” after Israel’s education chief said the word Nakba would be removed from their classrooms.

    Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar made his announcement Sunday as part of a briefing on the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Nakba, which...

  • 50th Anniversary of ‘Calamity’

    By Larry Derfner

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians have an official term for whathappened to them when Israel gained its independence 50 years ago:"Nakba," or, in English, "Calamity." In the failed Arab attack on theJews in 1948, some 600,000 Arabs fled the land or, in tens ofthousands of cases, were expelled.

    The Nakba...