Stories from the 1948 Nakba

We begin with Fida Jiryis’s overview of the Nakba. In 1970 Fida’s family chose exile in Lebanon where her father was a close advisor to Yassir Arafat and the PLO.
Then Mahmoud Zeidan, a Palestinian refugee living in Beirut, talks about the April 1948 massacre in the village of Deir Yassin, an event considered pivotal in Palestinians’ decisions to flee their homes in terror.
We conclude this episode with Jonathan Ofir’s account of the dominant reaction by the Jewish Israeli public to the story of another 1948 massacre, the massacre in Tantura.

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