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Commemorating the Nakba


2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Nakba (“Catastrophe,” in Arabic): the dispossession and forced exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their ancestral land before and during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of this tragic event, the US Campaign will produce and distribute popular educational materials about the Nakba and its continuing relevance for resolving the Palestinian refugee issue and establishing a just and lasting peace.



Expressions of Nakba
The US Campaign is sponsoring a multi-media artistic competition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba.

Remember al-Nakba, Act to Stop Home Demolitions
Al-Nakba is the Arabic word for "the catastrophe" and is used to describe the expulsion and disposession of Palestinians during the founding of Israel. Learn more about how our member groups are commemorating the 1948 Nakba and how you can take action to stop the ongoing Nakba in Palestinian society.

Member Group al-Nakba Resources
Educate your community about al-Nakba. Use the following resources, which include fact sheets, maps showing Palestinian Diaspora, testimony from al-Nakba survivors and much more.


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