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The Nakba Map

by Abby Zimet

Seeking to promote "an alternative memory to the hegemonic Zionist memory," the Israeli group Zochrot (“Remembering”) has published the first Hebrew-language map of the 1947-48 Palestinian Nakba that saw the destruction of over 600 Arab villages and the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians - what they and many others view as "‘ground zero’ of the Israeli-Palestine conflict." The Nakba, they argue, is "the disaster of the Palestinian people," but also of today's Jews, the supposed "winners."

"The face of the angel of history is turned toward the past. Where we perceived a chain of events, he sees a single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage..."

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