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Al-Nakba: A series on the Palestinian 'catastrophe' of 1948 that led to dispossession and conflict that still endures.
Article
2013
For Palestinians, 1948 marks the 'nakba' or the 'catastrophe', when hundreds of thousands were forced out of their homes. But for Israelis, the same year marks the creation of their own state. This se...
The Big Lie at the Heart of the Myth of the Creation of Israel: An Interview with Lia Tarachansky
Valentine, Douglas
Article
2015
Lia Tarachansky's heart-wrenching documentary, On the Side of the Road, reveals the Big Lie at the heart of the myth of the creation of Israel.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Pappe, Ilan
Book
2007
Israelo historian Ilan Pappe recounts the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Book
2011
Honig-Parnass unearths the central role played by the Israeli Left in laying the foundation for the colonial settler project and its campaign of dispossession.
'The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended
Bisharat, George
Article
2018
As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary, a child and grandchild of exiled Palestinian reflects on the Nakba, where 750,000 were driven from their homes or fled in terror following massacres of Pales...
The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire: The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance
Mayer, Arno J.
Article
2014
Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion o...
The future of the Nakba
Massad, Joseph
Article
2018
If the Nakba’s most salient features are the theft of Palestinian land and the expulsion of the Palestinians from their land, and subjecting the lands that could not be stolen and the people who could...
Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence
Baraka, Ajamu
Article
2018
On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the "catastrophe" that resulted in the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and the theft of their lands, homes, and even their household possessio...
Israelis rattled by search for truth about the Nakba: First 'truth commission' avoids issue of reconciliation as veteran Israeli fighters due to confess to 1948 war crimes
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
The first-ever "truth commission" in Israel will feature confessions from veteran Israeli fighters of the 1948 war who are expected to admit to perpetrating war crimes as hundreds of thousands of Pale...
Nakba One, Two, Three?: Against The Current vol. 128
Article
2007
In sheer magnitude, the Palestine partition of 1947 wasn’t even that year’s most disastrous division of a former British colonial possession. The partition of the Indian subcontinent — between India a...
On Nakba Day Palestinians in Gaza explain why they joined the 'Great March of Return'
Kabariti, Ahmad
Article
2018
Palestinian refugees in their own words, on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel. In the context of the 2018 opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015: Organizing
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Palestinian Memory and Hope
Article
2015
A group of activists are working to create a Nakba Museum of Memory and Hope in Washington, D.C. The project aims to tell the Palestinian refugee story, one that has been silenced or ignored for too l...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
The Secrets in Israel's Archives: Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel has extended the time limit for releasing documents in its archives to 70 years, to prevent disclosure of evidence of widespread ethnic cleansing. The state's chief archivist says many of the ...
We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary
Article
2008
We will celebrate when Arab and Jew live as equals in a peaceful Middle East.

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Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Canada-Palestine Support Network
canpalnet gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people. canpalnet aims to change the policies and actions of the Canadian gove...
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
To empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development, and peace in the Middle East. * To advocate for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues. * To insist that the Cana...
Canpalent Ottawa
An independent member of the Canada-Palestine Support Network. Reports about the daily humiliations and starvation of the Palestinian people that you won't get from the mainstream media.
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
ENOUGH
End the Israeli Occupation - Justice for the Palestinians. We are a coalition of charities, trade unions, faith and other campaign groups who have come together because we want peace for Israelis an...
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights

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Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...

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The Great Book Robbery
Brunner, Benny (director)
2012
As Palestinians were expelled from their land in 1948, librarians from Israel’s National Library followed the militias as they forced their way into Palestinian homes. Their mission was to collect as ...
The man reconstructing Palestine's lost villages
2016
Abu Sitta has diligently reconstructed and mapped the future for all Palestinians laying the groundwork for their homecoming. "Our plan is to reconstruct the destroyed Palestinian villages. The plan...