Research Presentations & Discussion | The Nakba, Ashkenazim, Mizrahim and Accountability
From: 15/02/2019 10:00 - To: 15/02/2019 12:00
Fatma Shanan, Razan and Adan #2, 2011, oil on canvas, 100X150 cm, private collection, Israel.

Who bears the “Jewish responsibility for the Nakba”? When discussing accountability, can we ignore ethno-class aspects within Jewish-Israeli society? And how is the ongoing Palestinian Nakba related to the oppression of Mizrahim in Israel?

Two studies addressing those questions, written as part of Zochrot’s Nakba, Ashkenazim and Mizrahim research group, will be presented and discussed:
1. The Sephardic Community Council in Jerusalem, 1949: Constructing a zero-sum Zionism / Michal Haramati: In her article, Michal inquires how the settler-colonial regime and its constitution through the 1948 war affected the country’s native (Sephardic) Jews.
2. The Nakba, Mizrahim and Ashkenazim: Questions about Dialogue between Jews and Palestinians / Michal Zak: A moderator of dialogue groups between Palestinians and Jews, Michal examines how the Jewish ethnic aspects can be introduced into the dialogue group practices.

Panelists and respondents:
• Dr. Rabah Halabi of Oranim College and the Hebrew University has been working for two decades in the area of encounters between Palestinians and Jews. Dr. Halabi writes and edits articles and books on those encounters, identity and education, multicultural education and critical pedagogy.
• Tom Mehager is a Mizrahi activist, blogger on Haokets website, moderator of Zochrot’s Nakba, Ashkenazim and Mizrahim research group.

The discussion will be held in Hebrew.

The articles will be published before the event on the Haokets website. See the Facebook event for further details and links.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:00-12:00
Zochrot, 34 Yitzhak Sade St., Tel Aviv | 4th floor, Room 400
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