Stories of dispossession: Four Palestinians tells us what the Nakba means to them

Haya Al Farra, Mahmoud Zware, Kamel Hawwash, and Ben Jamal on what the Nakba means to them. Haya Al Farra works at the Palestinian Mission in London. Her parents, along with their families, lost their homes and land in Palestine when Israel was created in 1948. Like millions of Palestinians across the globe, Haya continues …

What the Nakba means to me: Kamel Hawwash

Kamel Hawwash is Vice-Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. His family originates from Jerusalem. Here, Kamel talks about how the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland in 1948, as Israel was created, impacted on his family and continues to impact to this day.  They say an Englishman’s home is his castle. Imagine …

Press release: Palestinians prepare to mark nearly 70 years of dispossession

Next week, one of the world’s most important historical anniversaries will be commemorated around the world. On 15 May, people will remember the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948. These events, which took place during the creation of the state of Israel, are known to Palestinians as ‘the catastrophe’ or, in Arabic, …

Letter to the Guardian: A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row

Our Vice-Chair Professor Kamel Hawwash wrote the following as a letter to the Guardian –  you can also read it on the Guardian website. Jonathan Freedland (My plea to the left, 30 April) asks us to imagine if a country far away was created for black people and asks if the left would treat it …