We call on Britain to tell the world about the Palestinian story as it witnessed /effected it from 1917 to 1948 , to admit its culpablity and set the record straight on the origins of the conflict in Palestine and the ethnic cleansing (Nakba) at Israel’s creation when more than half the Palestinin people were made into refugees.
This to lead to understanding of the Palestinians worldwide and especially among all Israel supporters and among Israeli Jews.
This in turn to lead to mutual acceptance between Israeli Jews and Palestinians, and bring a just and lasting peace.
This campaign is inspired by the Haaretz, Israeli Newspaper Editorial proposal 29 April 2014 : (Excerp here) .
The Israeli government must, therefore, make the history of the Palestinians an integral part of every school curriculum. It must cease its systematic disregard of the Nakba (the Palestinian term for the “catastrophe” they suffered upon Israel’s founding), arrange a program for touring the ruins of villages that were destroyed, encourage exchange visits and instill in the curriculum the message of the historic partnership between the two nations. This is the road that will lead to understanding and mutual recognition.”
A national and human disaster befell the Palestinians in 1948 . This disaster must be studied and understood, not merely to fathom the political and diplomatic motives of the Palestinian leadership as they negotiate with us, but as a cultural and human obligation. All the more so when this disaster affects a fifth of the state’s population and millions of Palestinians with whom Israel seeks to end the historic conflict.
and inspired also by:
Ilan Pappe’s “The ethnic cleansing of Palestine ”
Natasha Gill 25th March 2010 in the Gurdian wrote ” recognition of its past in the Middle East by Britain and a decision to openly address Britain’s role could have an impact on the most unbridgeable gap between Palestinians and Israelis: the question of ultimate responsibility for the conflict” and in 2013 The Original ‘No’: Why the Arabs Rejected Zionism, and Why It MattersDr. Natasha Gill is founder and director of TRACK4, which runs negotiation simulations for diplomats, mediators, journalists, policy makers, students and community leaders. Briatins Duty
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