Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 , 2023
75 Years Palestine Nakba / Israel Statehood

May 14th of this year marks the 75th anniversary of both the establishment of the State of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba. These are two sides of the same coin, with two conflicting narratives. But as has been said, everyone has a right to their own opinion but not to their own facts.

And the fact is that the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, while it was a tremendous achievement for the Zionist movement, also led to the Palestinian Nakba in which 750, 000 indigenous Palestinians were uprooted from their homeland and became refugees all over the planet. Palestine was not a land without people for a people without a land. It was inhabited by the Palestinians, a people with their own culture, heritage, civilization, and public life, who were subjected to a severe historical injustice known as the Nakba, the Arabic word for catastrophe.

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Table of Contents
  1. One Celebrates Independence While the Other Commemorates the Nakba ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  2. Focus
  3. Seventy-Five years of Ongoing Nakba: 75 Years of Israeli Occupation ( )
    These tactics of Hamas and Israel enabled short-term victories for both at the expense of a long-term resolution.
    By Dalal Iriqat Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  4. The Right to Understand: Explaining the New Israeli Reality ( )
    The roots of the current government's regime coup can be found in the policies conducted by Ben-Gurion when the state was first established and continued by successive governments over the years.
    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  5. The Palestinian Nakba: Two Narratives - One is Based on Facts, the other on Falsification of Facts ( )
    The young generation is much more committed to the national struggle, and is stubbornly insisting that the Palestinian cause will not die, and one day they will achieve their rights.
    By Tayseer Khaled Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  6. Tel Aviv: 1948, Cradle of the State; 2023, Center of the Resistance ( )
    Tel Aviv, the site where the State of Israel was declared and home to the country’s first generation of poets, artists, and other elites, is now leading the struggle over the future of the state.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  7. Is There No End to the Palestinian Nakba? ( )
    Since 1948, Israel has been pursuing a policy designed to expel the Palestinians from their homeland. This constitutes the ongoing Nakba, and the international community must support the Palestinians in their struggle to achieve their rights.
    By Ibrahim Abdullah Sarsour Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  8. The Choice Between Fanatic Fundamentalism or Democracy and Equality For All ( )
    There is no doubt that the success of these so-called “reforms” will mark the beginning of the end of secular Zionism and the institutionalization of the state of Halachic law.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  9. Disciplining Public Commemoration of the Nakba in Israel ( )
    The attitude of Palestinian-Israeli citizens towards commemorating the Nakba from 1948 until today’s annual March of Return.
    By Tamir Sorek Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  10. Realistic Hybrids: The Identity Definition of the Arabs in Israel ( )
    Considering contradiction, tension, and incompleteness exist between the two collective identities of the Arabs in Israel, the civil and the national.
    By Maysoun Ershead Shehadeh Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  11. The Evasive Character of Forgetting National Traumas ( )
    The trauma of massacres and war crimes is such that both the victorious and the defeated sides to the conflict try to forget the events, but they continue to fester and must be addressed in order to heal the wound.
    By Izhak Schnell Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  12. The Nakba Is Not an Event of the Past but an Ongoing Process ( )
    The Palestinian people have always been ahead of their leadership in their ability to capture the historical moment and the imperatives of confronting the occupation.
    By Talal Abu Rokbeh Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  13. Visions of a Shared Society ( )
    A solid Palestinian national identity alongside a solid Jewish-Zionist national identity are the two building blocks for a shared society in our joint homeland.
    By Shuli Dichter Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  14. 75th Commemoration of Recuperation, Reclamation and Remembrance ( )
    The media systematically blames the victims for resisting occupation along their quest for freedom; it is so biased that it has become a partisan to the conflict.
    By Manuel Hassassian Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  15. The History of the American Attitude Towards Israel/Palestine ( )
    From a primarily pro-Zionist approach in 1948 to today’s more critical view of Israeli policies.
    By Eric Alterman Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  16. Imagine an Abrahamic State in the Middle East ( )
    If Israel shows ingenuity and magnanimity, we could see the establishment of a new Abrahamic state in which Jews and Palestinians would live side by side in cantons within a confederative model.
    By Albadr Alshateri Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  17. Is it possible for Israel not to be a fascist state? ( )
    There will be no sustainable solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict because of ignoring the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland mainly to their original homeland as well from which they were displaced.
    By Marwan Emile Toubasi Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  18. “But anytime it bangs, please just get in touch!” ( )
    The obstacles facing German journalists when reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Nakba.
    By Johannes Zang Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  19. Al-Ard Episode: From “Stranger in My Own Land” ( )
    Fida Jiryis recounts the experience of al-Ard, founded in 1959 by Sabri Jiryis, the author's father, and others, as the first Palestinian national movement after the establishment of the State of Israel.
    By Fida Jiryis Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  20. Iraqi Jews and the War for Palestine: An Autobiographical Fragment ( )
    The experience of one Iraqi Jewish family that felt it necessary to leave Iraq for the new State of Israel in 1948.
    By Avi Shlaim Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  21. The 1948 Villages – A New Approach to the Refugee Issue ( )
    A Palestinian peace proposal should include a village-based approach with land swaps.
    By Jerome M. Segal Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  22. Roundtable
  23. 75 Years Israel/75 Years Nakba ( )
    Ahmad Soboh, Firas Yaghi. Adam Raz, Noam Sheizaf, Ilan Baruch, Galit Hasan- Rokem, Gershon Baskin, Frances Raday, Yudith Oppenheimer, Suhair Freitekh, Alon Liel, Ziad AbuZayyad, Hillel Schenker. Moderated by Daoud Kuttab
    Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  24. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  25. We Will Return ( )

    By Abd al-Karim al-Karmi Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  26. Also The House ( )

    By Ghassan Zaqtan Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  27. My Grandfather and Home ( )

    By Mosab Abu Toha Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  28. The Jewish Time Bomb ( )

    By Yehuda Amichai Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  29. Exercises in Practical Hebrew ( )

    By Dan Pagis Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  30. Justice, Hope ( )

    By Tahel Frosh Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  31. Reflections
  32. On Belonging ( )
    Al-‘Awda is the Arabic term Palestinians use to connote both something tangible and identifiable that can be described, but also something intangible and amorphous that it is hard if not impossible to describe or put into words, or for others to understand even if it is skillfully described.
    By Sari Nusseibeh Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  33. Grants and Donations
  34. 2022 Grants and Donations for Palestine-Israel Journal ( )

    Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023
  35. Documents
  36. Documents and Resources Related to the Nakba ( )

    Vol. 28 No. 1 & 2 2023