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Sunday, May 15, was Nakba Day. For Israeli defense officials and political leaders, it’s just another “hazardous day” on their twisted calendar, like Land Day, Eid al-Fitr and the entire month of Ramadan; the “events of October 2000,” in which 12 Israeli Arabs were killed; and memorial days for prominent Palestinian leaders. In preparation for these days, the security forces go on high alert; commanders and politicians meet with leaders of the Arab community, either to reassure or to warn them; and Israeli media outlets try to predict where and how “riots” will erupt. When one of these days pa

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