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The 3rd International Conference on the Return of Palestinian Refugees
Community Power at Iqrit /Nemi Ashlar
From the Palestinian Jamassin Al-Gharbi to the Israeli Givat Amal B: Critical Reading of a “historical taboo” / Dr. Uri Davis – Anti-Zionist of European-Jewish descent, born in Jerusalem in 1943, citizen of Apartheid Israel, Member of the Palestinian National Council and Fatah
- Uncovering the Role of Displaced Women in the Return to Kozarac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) / Dr. Selma Porobić – Activist and Forced Migration scholar, Director Centre for refugee and IDP studies, University of Sarajevo
Since the beginning of the Nakba in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lost home and homeland due to the ongoing violence of the State of Israel and Zionist militias against civilian populations. To this day, most Palestinians are refugees dispersed in various locations worldwide, many of them victims of a second and even third displacement.
For 68 years, Israel has consistently prevented the Palestinian refugees from returning.
Zochrot works to promote recognition and responsibility-taking by Jewish Israeli society for its part in the ongoing Nakba and realize the return of Palestinian refugees as the necessary redress of the Nakba.
The conference seeks to examine different ways of promoting return today as well as imagine the post-return reality. Its point of departure is recognition of the right of return and its objective is to explore how return will occur in practice, and how it can offer an opportunity for living together in a truly democratic, egalitarian and just regime for all inhabitants of this country. Accordingly, the issues discussed in the conference will focus on the post-return political, cultural, educational, economic and planning realities, as well as on current spaces and activities to promote return in practice.
Zochrot’s activities, including this conference, reach out primarily to Jewish Israeli society in order to promote discussion of return. However, the conference is open to anyone interested in return and contributing to its promotion.
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