A “Nakba” Museum in Washington, DC?

MIDDLE EAST FORUM
by Michel Gurfinkiel
April 24, 2015

Bshara Nassar — a self-described “peacebuilder and social entrepreneur, a graduate of Bethlehem University, Palestine,” with “a master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University” – leads a campaign called the “Nakba Museum Project of Memory and Hope” in order to “bring the Palestinian refugee story to Washington, DC.” The campaign, supported by Nonviolence International and Indiegogo, a crowd-funding organization, was launched in 2014 and seems to enjoy some popularity. A would-be parallel between the “Nakba” (the dislocation of Palestinian Arab society in the wake of the Arab-Israeli war of 1947-1948) and the Holocaust (the genocide of Jews operated by Nazi Germany) has been, for decades, a recurrent trope in the anti-Israel narrative. Concurrently, many anti-Israel activists, especially in the Islamic world, claim the Holocaust to be a hoax, while many others urge a “new Holocaust” or a “real Holocaust” against present-day Jews in Israel or elsewhere. READ MORE

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1 Response to A “Nakba” Museum in Washington, DC?

  1. ToPalestineWithLove says:

    mmmm They should do so much more!!

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