Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe by Jo Roberts

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1948: As Jewish refugees, survivors of the Holocaust, struggle towards the new State of Israel, Arab refugees are fleeing, many under duress. Sixty years later, the memory of trauma has shaped both peoples' collective understanding of who they are. After a war, the victors write history. How was the story of the exiled Palestinians erased: from textbooks, maps, even the land? In this book, Roberts examines how these tangled histories of suffering inform lives today, and frame Israel's possibilities for peace.

Year: 2013


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