Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Pititful Zochrot

There's a conference planned for the end of September.

It is intended to be held at the Eretz Israel Musuem, 2 Haim Levanon st., Ramat Aviv-Tel Aviv, The Rothschild Auditorium.

And what conference?

From Truth to Redress: Realizing the Return of Palestinian Refugees 


International Conference in Tel Aviv, Sep. 29-30, 2013


And what's it all about?


The issues discussed in this conference will focus on the implication of Return for the country's physical, cultural and economicspace, on the nature of its future society, the status of Palestinians and Jews living here, the nature of its regime, and last but not least, the practicalities of returning property after 65 years of refugeehood and the destruction of Palestinian life on the one hand, and the establishment of a Jewish State and the resulting new reality on the other. The conference will discuss the key question of whether there is a single path to realizing Return.

The hundreds of thousands of Palestinians deported or otherwise forced out of their homeland ever since 1947 have become refugees as a direct or indirect result of violence perpetrated by Zionist organizations followed by the State of Israel against civilian populations. From as early as 1948, the Israeli government has made it its official policy to prevent the Return of these refugees.

And they want to hold it there, the site of a former Arab village, Sheikh Munis.

But as it happens, in the middle of the Museum compound is Tel Qesila.

It is the remains of a Philistine location.

One of those places the Jews conquered and 1700 years later, along come the Arabs and claim it as theirs.

The pity of Zochrot.

More here.


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