Telling the Nakba in the Israeli Media


Of interest is how an Israeli media outlet in English can present in human terms a simple story of the Palestinian Nakba without hyperventilating. Whatever one’s political persuasion, human recognition should be basic and key. You can read the story here. But with all due respect to the author, I wonder about these kinds of re-telling that elude the bitter, intractable, desperate conflict between the Jews and Arabs of Palestine between 1929-1949. In these stories, there are no political actors. Without the historical context, it’s as if the catastrophe  suffered by the Palestinian people came out of nowhere and was simply suffered as such.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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