Wednesday, May 25, 2011

pictures of the past

Below are three moving photos, 2 from 1948 and one taken recently that recall the expulsion of the Palestinians from their land. I found these photos within a very moving post, Why Jews Need to Talk About the Nakba, by Israeli Noam Sheizaf. His thoughts are well worth reading and I've posted these pictures as an inducement to doing so. He speaks of the deliberate avoidance of the situation of the Palestinians in Israel public school education, of the relevance of what happened to the Palestinians with the Native-American experience and to the history of the Jews.

Palestinian refugees in 1948
A Palestinian girl and a man in a refugee camp, 1948
The ruins of Lifta, a Palestinian village near Jerusalem

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