In my name, and in the name of Jewish people throughout the world, an indigenous population was almost completely expelled. Village names have been removed from the map, houses blown up, and new forests planted. In Arabic, this is called the Nakba, or catastrophe. In Israel, this is called “independence.”

This land was theirs by Hannah Mermelstein; The Jewish Advocate, 24 Apr 2008.

[Via: Lawrence of Cyberia]

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