Israel’s Scheme to Bury the Nakba. “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”
Opinion

Israel’s Scheme to Bury the Nakba. “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”

Israel’s 1947-48 Nakba against the Palestinian people was and remains one of history’s great crimes — what Ilan Pappe called “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” in his book by this title. Establishment of the Jewish state came at the expense of the Palestinian people, their descendants and refugee population. The final master plan’s goal aimed…

‘A Place I Do Not Recognise’: Palestinians Mark 70 Years of Israeli Injustice
Opinion

‘A Place I Do Not Recognise’: Palestinians Mark 70 Years of Israeli Injustice

The Israeli farming community of Tzipori is littered with clues – at least, for those prepared to look – to a way of life extinguished seven decades ago. Close by sheep pens and behind a mass of prickly-pear cactuses are to be found crumbling tombs and stones tracing out graves. On the other side of…

Nakba History and the Origins of the Jewish State : the Role of the Balfour Declaration
History

Nakba History and the Origins of the Jewish State : the Role of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration, issued on November 2, 1917, committed Britain to set up Palestine — then part of the Ottoman Empire — as a Jewish homeland; it was an extraordinary letter from the Government of Britain to a member of the banking house of Rothschild. As Arthur Koestler noted, ” One nation solemnly promised to…