Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nakba Coverage

The BBC, it seems, is actually covering the 60 anniversary of founding of the state of Israel from more than just the Israeli perspective. This article traces the stories of three generations of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and I recommend it, if only because I'm rather shocked that it's getting coverage at all.

The Economist is covering the issue as well. The title of their article is "The Wandering Palestinian" but I wont bother with a link since you will need to subscribe to read it. The article did include one statistic worth highlighting here. Of the world's 10 million Palestinians, 70% of them are refugees or their descendants.

Yeah, that's a lot of people with the right to return home.

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