Israelis rattled by search for truth about the Nakba
First 'truth commission' avoids issue of reconciliation as veteran Israeli fighters due to confess to 1948 war crimes
Date Written: 2014-12-09
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17057
The first-ever "truth commission" in Israel will feature confessions from veteran Israeli fighters of the 1948 war who are expected to admit to perpetrating war crimes as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes. The commission is the culmination of more than decade of antagonistic confrontations between a small group of activists called Zochrot, the Hebrew word for Remembering, and the Israeli authorities, as well as much of the Jewish-Israeli public.