- Published on Saturday, 09 June 2012 14:27
Saturday, 9th June 2012, 8:00 PM
Discussion about The Naksa as continuation of the Naqba with anti-colonial Israeli activist Michael Warschawski (Mikado).
Israelis and internationals often speak of the 1967 Middle East war, during which Israel occupied additional Palestinian lands, together with the Syrian Golan, as a watershed in the Israeli-Arab conflict. Analysts speak of "before" and "after" 1967, as if the war and its consequences are a turning point.
Michael Warschawski contends, however, that the Naksa ('setback', referring to Palestinian displacement that occurred following 1967) is a continuation of the Naqba, the Palestinian disaster of 1948. Israel's 1967 war of aggression and subsequent belligerent occupation do not represent a watershed for understanding – and solving – the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Michael (Mikado) Warschawski is a veteran anti-colonial activist, author, journalist and co-founder of the Alternative Information Center.
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The AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy and grassroots activism. The AICafè is a political and cultural café open on Tuesday and Saturday night from 7pm until 10.30 pm. Every Thursday at 8 PM, the AICinema screens films from the Arab World and beyond.The AIC is located in the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, close to Suq Sha'ab (follow the sign to Jadal Center). We have a small library with novels, political books and magazines. We also have a number of Films in DVD copies and the AIC publications which are aimed to critically analyze both Palestinian and Israeli societies, as well as the conflict itself.