Israel's Next Political Battle: Recognition of 1956 Massacre of Arab Citizens

The Kafr Qasem massacre took place 65 years ago this week. Now, a bill to formally recognize it and teach it in schools could potentially create some very unlikely bedfellows in the Knesset

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The memorial in the Arab Israeli town of Kafr Qasem, marking the massacre that took place here in 1956 when 48 locals were gunned down by Israeli troops.
The memorial in the Arab Israeli town of Kafr Qasem, marking the massacre that took place here in 1956 when 48 locals were gunned down by Israeli troops. Credit: Itzik Ben-Malki
David Green
David B. Green
David Green
David B. Green

UPDATE: Israel shoots down bill to officially recognize 1956 massacre of Arab citizens

Knesset observers could be excused this week if they found themselves confused over the political jockeying taking place over a bill calling for Israel to officially recognize a massacre carried out against its Arab citizens 65 years ago.

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