Nakbah commemoration

"With the Nakba in clear view, current attempts to reconcile both "Jewish and democratic" components of Israel's identity can be seen for what they are: a grand exercise in missing the point. The only reason why there is a Jewish majority in Israel today is because of the expulsions and denationalisation of most Palestinians who would have become citizens in the new state. What unites liberal and conservative Zionists in rejecting the Palestinians' right of return is the ugly demographic "battle" that is the foundation of the "Jewish and democratic" state.""

Posted on May 16, 2012 by As'ad