28 November 2007

Palestinian state in exchange for no longer using 'Nakba'!!

Correct me if I am getting this wrong, but Israel requires Palestinians to forget the Nakba if they want to establish a state!

Address by Tzipi Livni at Annapolis:

‘I believe that the solution of two nation states serves the interests of both sides. Not every celebration of ours is cause for sorrow on the other side, and vice versa. I say to my Palestinian colleagues: Do not bemoan the establishment of the State of Israel; establish your own state, rejoice in its establishment and we will rejoice with you, since for us the establishment of the Palestinian state is not our Nakba, or disaster - provided that upon its establishment the word “Nakba” be deleted from the Arabic lexicon in referring to Israel.’


Nakba ("the catastrophe"): the expulsion and dispossession of hundreds of thousands Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948. In 1948 more than 60 percent of the total Palestinian population was expelled. More than 530 Palestinian villages were depopulated and completely destroyed.
To date, Israel has prevented the return of approximately six million Palestinian refugees, who have either been expelled or displaced. Approximately 250,000 internally displaced Palestinian second-class citizens of Israel are prevented from returning to their homes and villages...

3 comments:

ZK said...

Its true but firstly the whole ...mmmm getting together in Annapolis is a laugh (that and Bush forgets their names :P)...
Nakba will always be remembered doesn't matter what form it will be remembered in but it will be...
Tzipi is a little confuzzld me thinks

bb_aisha said...

annapolis was definitely a joke. And when Likud says 'there will probably be no agreement. What's important is Hamas must be dismantled.' and Yesha, Jewish settker group says 'the existence of a state of Palestine is a threat to Israel' then we know nothing will come of it

I agree-the nakba will always be remembered & i don't think Abbas is traitor enough to cede to this condition

Bilal said...

@ZK:
It’s a joke- how can they expect the world to think that they are serious about peace and a solution to the issues...


@bb_aisha:
I am not so sure about Abbas- he has certainly surprised us one too many times..
But lets hope that some good comes out of this- it’s also about time that more Israelis who see through all the propaganda and lies stand up and speak out for justice!