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

‘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

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…