Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

Sabeel Conference in Jerusalem: Sixty Years After The Nakba

Posted by nakba60la on February 10, 2008

Beyond Remembrance:

7th International Sabeel Conference
November 12-19, 2008

The conference will focus on the commemoration of 60 years since the Nakba, and the complex issues of memory, narrative, and identity raised by the events of 1948.

The conference will include:

  • 4 nights in Nazareth, with trips to villages that were destroyed in 1948 and visits with the local Christian community
  • 4 nights in Jerusalem, with trips to Jaffa, Ramle, and Lidda
  • Lectures, workshops, discussions, and cultural events focusing on the last 60 years and the future for Christians living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Optional pre-conference travel to holy sites in the Galilee
  • Optional post-conference travel to understand the Occupation including visits to holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Mark your calendars, and spread the word!

For more information, email: or call: (972) 2-532-7136
This is the phone number for Sabeel in Jerusalem.

Troubled Past, Complex Future

Among those who struggle for justice and peace in Palestine, our focus has been the fight to end the illegal Occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. However, in order to truly understand the complexities of memory, narrative, and identity faced by the Palestinian community, it is vital to examine the events of 1948—what the Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe. For 60 years, the Nakba has cast its shadow over the struggles of identity and narrative undertaken both by Palestinian citizens of the state of Israel and those in the Occupied Territories. As the nonviolent resistance to Occupation continues, the question of what it means to be a Palestinian remains.


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