Controversy erupts over Holocaust-Nakba event planned at Jerusalem think-tank

Im Tirtzu and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute exchanged letters over an event planned at the institute promoting a book that commemorates together the Holocaust and the Palestinian  “Nakba.”

The book, titled The Holocuast and the Nakba: Memory, National Identity, and Jewish-Arab Partnership, is set to be promoted at an event at the Jerusalem institute on September 7. The institute is also listed as one of two publishers of the book.

“The book invites the readers to think of ways to remember and discuss the Holocaust and the Nakba together, and investigate the possibility of such combined thought—not because the events are identical or even similar, but because they are both traumatic and identity-constructing,” stated the event page on the Van Leer website.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Controversy-erupts-over-Holocaust-Nakba-event-planned-at-Jerusalem-think-tank-413175

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