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Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Ronit Lentin

Abstract

The 1948 war that led to the creation of the State of Israel also resulted in the destruction of Palestinian society, when some 80 per cent of the Palestinians who lived in the major part of Palestine upon which Israel was established became refugees. Israelis call the 1948 war their ‘War of Independence’ and the Palestinians their ‘Nakba’, or catastrophe. After many years of Nakba denial, land appropriation, political discrimination against the Palestinians within Israel and the denial of rights to Palestinian refugees, in recent years the Nakba is beginning to penetrate Israeli public discou ... More

Keywords: 1948 war, State of Israel, Palestinian society, Palestinian refugees, War of Independence, Nakba, land appropriation, political discrimination, denial of rights, collective memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081705
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronit Lentin, author