Articles Comments

The Only Democracy? » Featured, On The Ground Reports » Second generation Nakba survivors tell their family’s stories

Second generation Nakba survivors tell their family’s stories

If you followed the protests all around the Palestinian Diaspora for Nakba Day, you saw how vividly this issue lives on 63 years later.

This site hosts videos and tweets are one minute testimonials from second and third generation Nakba survivors, that is people whose parents or grandparents were dispossessed following the creation of the state of Israel. Thus most of the witnesses are the  same age as our Young, Jewish, and Proud protestors.  They provide personal oral history to corroborate the kind of claims that almost got Tony Kushner denied his honorary degreee..

You can read Jewish Voice for Peace’s statement on the Nakba Day protests here.

A few selected videos  of the 21 that appear on the site:

Written by

JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.

Filed under: Featured, On The Ground Reports · Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.