NAKHBA

IT`S ONLY THE PALESTINIAN GENOCIDE.
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I didn’t celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut today. I don’t think I can celebrate this holiday any more

I’ve come to believe that for Jews, Yom Ha’atzmaut is more appropriately observed as an occasion for reckoning and honest soul searching
As a Jew, as someone who has identified with Israel for his entire life, it is profoundly painful to me to admit the honest truth of this day: that Israel’s founding is inextricably bound up with its dispossession of the indigenous inhabitants of the land. In the end, Yom Ha’atzmaut and what the Palestinian people refer to as the Nakhba are two inseparable sides of the same coin. And I simply cannot separate these two realities any more.

I wonder: how must it feel to be a Palestinian watching the Jewish community celebrate this day year after year on the anniversary that is the living embodiment of their collective tragedy?

Rabbi of Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evansto
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One Response to “NAKHBA”

  1. HOW LONG WILL THIS INJUSTICE CONTINUE?
    HAVE THE PALESTINIANS NO RIGHTS?
    HAS THE WEST NO CONSCIENCE?
    ARE THE ISRAELIS BEYOND THE NORMAL BOUNDS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR?
    MAY THE WRONGS DONE TO THESE POOR AND HELPLESS PEOPLE FALL ON OUR HEADS A HUNDRED-FOLD.

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