Ian Black

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The problem with the Israel–Palestine conflict, someone once wisely observed, is that it involves too much history and not enough geography. The decision by Israel’s education ministry to ban the use of the word “nakba” in textbooks for young Arab schoolchildren is one striking reminder of the clashing, if not irreconcilable historical narratives about what happened in 1948, when what Israelis call their “war of independence” became the Palestinians’ “catastrophe” (“nakba” in Arabic).

Another reminder is the order from Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s far-right foreign minister, to Israeli embassies abroad to circulate a photograph of the Palestinian nationalist leader Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting Hitler in Berlin during the second world war.…  Seguir leyendo »