Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth's survival
Publisher: Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth
Date Written: 12/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19449
A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake.