Independence and Nakba: Intertwined and inseparable
The Israeliness I believe in and aspire to encompasses all Israelis and all their histories together.
Israel’s Independence Day is also Nakba Day. This is inescapable. The reality of Israeliness can’t help but incorporate not only the Jewish story but the Palestinian story as well (Nakba, or “the catastrophe,” is the Palestinians’ term for what happened to them when the state was founded in 1948.)
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