Tuesday, April 10, 2007


There is an organization in Israel, Zochrot, which works to perpetuate what they term Arab Palestinian memories.

Here is their statement of purpose:-

Zochrot ["Remembering"] is a group of Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948.

The Zionist collective memory exists in both our cultural and physical landscape, yet the heavy price paid by the Palestinians -- in lives, in the destruction of hundreds of villages, and in the continuing plight of the Palestinian refugees -- receives little public recognition.

Zochrot works to make the history of the Nakba accessible to the Israeli public so as to engage Jews and Palestinians in an open recounting of our painful common history. We hope that by bringing the Nakba into Hebrew, the language spoken by the Jewish majority in Israel, we can make a qualitative change in the political discourse of this region. Acknowledging the past is the first step in taking responsibility for its consequences. This must include equal rights for all the peoples of this land, including the right of Palestinians to return to their homes.

This was their notice about Deir Yassin:-

Deir Yassin

On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 we will observe 59 years since the massacre at Deir Yassin. At 5:30 p.m. a procession will begin at the corner of Kanfey Nesharim and Akiva Azoulay Streets in the Givat Shaul neighborhood in Jerusalem. We will walk in the direction of Deir Yassin, today the Kfar Shaul psychiatric hospital, where the commemoration ceremony will take place.

Transportation leaves Tel Aviv Central (Arlosorov) Station at 4:00 p.m. from the El Al Terminal. The ceremony is expected to conclude at 7:00 p.m.

For more details or to sign up for transportation:

Umar 052-8743099
Zochrot office 03-6953155