The Enduring Nakba
One of the most important things I learned during my time with the Palestinians was how the Nakba was less a historical event than the beginning of a process that is ongoing. Here is my take, in yesterday’s The Globe and Mail.
Marcello, I just read a piece by you in the Globe and Mail. It was regarding the Nakba. I studied political science at UofT a long time ago, in 91, and even though I did a major in Latin American studies I have studied the history of Israel and the Middle East. I believe that the suffering of any person or group deserves to be considered, and that history is not black and white. Since you wrote about the Nakba, I wonder what you think about the Jewish exodus from Muslim countries in the years that followed. It’s an honest question from a person interested in both sides of the story. Thank you and best regards.
Hello Guillermo. In my opinion, Jews who fled or were expelled from Muslim countries following 1948 should also be granted either the right of return to their homes or adequate compensation. Anyone who advocates justice for one group must advocate for all.