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WATCH: The Nakba, from a feminist perspective

A monthly Social TV panel with Tammi Molad Hayo, Nahed Sakis, Dr. Safa Aburabia and Rawan Bisharat discusses the Nakba as it relates to women, militarism and peace.

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    1. The Trespasser

      Women voices are unheard in Arab society, Naqba or not. Reasons to this are probably the same as to the fact that Arabs have near-zero impact on modern science or culture – primitives have nothing to offer.

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      I am glad that Israelis are now discussing the Jewish Nakba (the ethnic cleansing of 1 Million Mizrachi Jews by Arabs). This is a real tragedy and ongoing story dispossession of homes, lands and bank accounts.

      Lets remember:
      No Justice = No Peace

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    3. Pedro X

      Herstory from an Israeli feminist perspective.

      Golda Meir headed the Jewish Agency in the 1940s. She held the most senior ministerial positions in the government and she was prime minister of Israel during the War of Attrition and during the Yom Kippur war. She raised a 100,000,000.00 dollars in the US and Canada prior to the war of 1948. She was Israel’s envoy to King Abdullah of Jordan. Where was the Palestinian feminist leader of Meir’s stature?

      In her autobiography Meir tells of the contribution of Israeli women before and after Israeli independence. She describes the work done by women on Kibbutzes equal to that of the men.

      In the war of independence Israeli women stood shoulder to shoulder with Israeli fighters in many cities, towns and villages. They worked in factories producing guns, bullets and mortars for the fighting forces. They worked in civil defence. They worked on farms and in Kibbutzes. Just what did the Palestinian feminists do during the war? The video is unclear that they did anything but show fortitude as they ran for the exit from Palestine.

      Unlike their Palestinian counterparts Israeli women took part in the struggle for independence and survival of the Jewish people in the face of a concerted attack by the Arab world to destroy the state of Israel and its people.

      I listened to the panel talk about injustices to Palestinians but not about the injustice of Palestinians trying to commit genocide against the Jews in 1948. One of the panelists even said persecution of Jews ended in 1944. Come again. Jews were persecuted after 1944 in the Arab world, not to mention that the Arab Palestinians and Arab world tried to destroy Israel and its people in 1948. The Arabs also drove out 850,000 Jews out of Arab lands. The panelists do not even mention this.

      Nor when they show the clip on Lubiya do they mention that this community served as a major military base of operations for the Arab Liberation Army in its attempt to destroy Israeli communities one by one.

      Until they take the time to understand the true herstory, the Palestinians will continue to believe their own propaganda as if its was a historical narrative.

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