Lifta is the only remaining Arab village depopulated in "Israel’s 1948 War of Independence" that has not been completely destroyed or re-populated by Jews. Lifta’s Arab heritage, architecture and history are about to be erased by Jerusalem’s municipality that plans to build over 250 luxury villas, shops and a hotel on this site. An international coalition which includes Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews is trying to stop this development and preserve Lifta as a place of memory, of respect and, hopefully, of reconciliation. The scenes are from a documentary film-in-progress about this struggle.
This comment is directed to you, Gilad
Since you consider yourself, as I understand, a "Palestinian Hebrew"
- A Palestinian would use the term NAKBA and NEVER use the term, "Israel’s 1948 War of Independence",
- A Palestinian would also choose the term Palestinian village and NEVER "Palestinian Shtetl"
- A Palestinian would use the term LIBERATION, specially with the exposure of the racist supremacist ideology of the occupiers of Palestine, and with the continuation of their genocidal expansionist wars and under such imposed discriminatory circumstances, a true Palestinian would NEVER use the deceitful term "reconciliation"
Are you rediscovering and reconnecting with your Jewish-Zionist roots, or are you working like most Palestinians for the LIBERATION of Palestine?