Telling the Nakba in the Israeli Media

nakba

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.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
This entry was posted in uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s