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Ethnic Cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians' Ongoing Nakba

Ethnic Cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians' Ongoing Nakba

Date(s) - 05/26/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Society


Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 12 pm CDT.

Join PalSoc in this session to hear a historical and political analysis of current and past events in Palestine.

About this event

On 15 May, Palestinians commemorated Nakba Day, the 1948 catastrophe that resulted in the destruction of 400 Palestinian towns and villages and the uprooting and replacement of more than 700,000 Palestinians. The cruelties of dispossession and the foundational injustices that befell the Palestinians have never ended. The current events of Sheikh Jarrah, the excessive and disproportionate force on Gaza, the violent attacks on Palestinian protestors in Jerusalem and all across historical Palestine are all interconnected and constitute a flagrant continuation of Nakba.

Join PalSoc in this session to hear a historical and political analysis of current and past events as well as personal lived experience of Palestinians living in Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem.


Professor Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian and political activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. Pappé is one of Israel’s New Historians who have been rewriting the history of Israel’s creation in 1948. He is the author of several highly influential books on the topic; Ten Myths about Israel (2017), The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006), The Modern Middle East (2005), A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (2003), and Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1988).

Dr. Muna Dajani is a Palestinian Jerusalemite from Sheikh Jarrah. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster Environment Centre and holds a PhD in Geography and Environment from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research focuses on documenting the lived experiences of agricultural communities in the context of settler colonialism, particularly in the occupied Syrian Golan and the Galilee (Al-Battuf Valley). She was a Research Officer at the Middle East Centre at LSE, where she led a collaboration project with Birzeit University and Al Marsad (Arab Centre for Human Rights in the Golan) on documenting the untold story of the occupation of the Syrian Golan. She is also a policy member at Al Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network.

Akram Salhab is a Palestinian based in Jerusalem. He has worked on numerous campaigns for Palestinian rights and efforts to reactivate the PLO on a popular and democratic basis. He is a graduate in politics from Balliol College, University of Oxford and worked in Britain for many years contributing to campaigns for migrant justice. His recent report on Channel 4 News documented Britain’s silencing of Palestinian history:–

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