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Saturday, January 26, 2008

 

'Confronting Our Past' Ignores Destruction of Palestine

This is a comment I left on a Guardian story about Holocaust Remembrance Day, 'Confronting Our Past':

The following is a link to 'Remembrance and Arabs,' a very moving reflection about what Holocaust Remembrance Day means to Arabs, in particular, Palestinians:

http://www.montrealmuslimnews.net/raa.htm

And the following is from Sonia Karkar's 'The Ghosts of Deir Yassin':

" . . . the Israeli museum commemorating the Jewish holocaust, Yad Vashem sits on top of a hill overlooking the graveyard of Deir Yassin, while the limestone buildings of the former Palestinian village are used as an Israeli mental institution."
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=12530

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