Hatem Bazian: Nakba isn’t a thing of the past, it continues to unfold
“Reclaiming Our Narrative: Unveiling Zionism and understanding Palestinian History” highlighted the various ways in which the Palestinian narrative has been described in the past century.
Hasan Kishta presented a heartfelt personal account of his own experience as a nakba survivor and the violence of continual dispossession that he and his family faced in the wake of the Zionist occupation of Palestine. He described how life was like in Palestine and refugee camps.
Othman Atta provided a historical analysis of Zionism and put it in context with the other colonial projects of the 19th century clearly showing how Zionism is colonialism.
Phyllis Bennis described how as a young Jewish women she came to see Israel as a colonial power.
Dr. Hatem Bazian described the similarities between the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the systematic genocide carried out by Europeans on indigenous Americans. He finished by describing how the “Nakba isn’t a thing of the past, it continues to unfold” as Palestinians are persecuted in Palestine and here in the U.S. today.