So you are basically echoing the Palestinian narrative? Why should this even interest Jews?

While many Jews in Israel are not at all familiar with the concept of the Nakba, its historical context, or its implications, for Palestinians it is a central element in their personal and collective identity. Nevertheless, the Nakba also constructs the identity of Israeli society and the reality in which we live. We do not seek to present a "Palestinian narrative" against a "Zionist narrative"; rather, we want to expose historical information which is usually silenced and denied by the State of Israel and make it available to the Jewish public in Israel.

We, Palestinians and Jews, feel that we are part of this land: of its people, present and absent, of the dialects and culture, of the houses, of the valleys and the olive trees, of its recent and distant history, and also of the Nakba. The Nakba, the disaster of the Palestinian people, is an integral part of our story and that of our families and our people. Knowledge of the Nakba also promotes familiarity with Jewish society in Israel. There is nothing brave about denying history. Hiding the Palestinian past hides the past and present of the State of Israel as well. In practice, the Nakba is present in the landscape, the law, the politics, the memories, and everyday life in this land.

An exclusive state for Jews may be the realization of a dream for some, but it is immoral and, in fact, infeasible. Nobody benefits from structural inequality. After almost a century of Jewish supremacy, racism, and militarism in Israel, it is not hard to realize that the Palestinian catastrophe is also a catastrophe for the Jews.

The history of the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and of the coexistence between Jews and Arabs is longer than the history of European Zionist ideology. From the outset, there was also Jewish opposition to Zionist ideology. This history, too, is part of our history: a history of Sephardic, Mizrahi and Ashkenazi Jews, secular and religious, women and men, all of whom resist the notion of Jewish supremacy, oppose segregation and dispossession, and choose justice and equality.