American Muslims for Palestine Presents: Forgotten Palestine Strangers in Their Homeland
Date(s) - 01/22/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tarek Khalil, AMP
+1 (703) 534-3032
American Muslims for Palestine
The Nakba (catastrophe) is the ongoing displacement, fragmentation, and oppression of the Palestinian people by the settler-colonial Zionist movement. While approximately 750,000 Palestinians were dispossessed from their homes from 1948-1949, an estimated 160,000 remained in what became the State of Israel. A population that was always the indigenous majority now became a foreign minority, strangers in their ancestral homeland.
- Dr. Maha Nassar: Award-winning associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona and author of Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World.
- Jamil Dakwar: Human rights lawyer and chair of Adalah Justice Project’s advisory board.
For more than 70 years since the beginning of the Nakba, the Palestinians who remained in Israel have been stripped of their national identity (i.e. Palestinian), and instead referred to in Zionist discourse as “Israeli Arabs” who face institutional discrimination in all fields of life, including politics, education, infrastructure, social services, and property rights.
As a result of this attempt at the erasure of Palestinian identity and culture, these Palestinians have been forgotten and dismissed from mainstream political discourse, relegated to second- or third-class citizenship in Israel, and almost unspoken of in the Palestinian liberation struggle.
The purpose of this webinar is to remember the significance of the Palestinian citizens of Israel to the broader Palestinian national project.
We look forward to having you join us Friday, January 22nd.