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All these texts, written by Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, were first published on Zochrot's website / his blog "Decolonizer". 

  From Gaza to Salameh: A Palestinian refugee's journey home  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/12/2014

 

On International Human Rights Day, he took advantage of his basic rights and returned to Salameh, which today is known as Kfar Shalem. It is the first time he has visited the place where his parents were born. His father was born in 1936 and was 12 when he, along with the rest of the residents of the town, was forced to leave his home and move to the Gaza Strip where they still live today. I won’t mention his name so as not to endanger him... 

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  I didn't establish it, I started it...  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/11/2014

 

Now that I’m ending my work in Zochrot, I would like to tell you about how it all began... 

Sometime in 2001, after a moving tour in the villages around Latrun, destroyed and depopulated by Israel in 1967, I conceived the idea of posting simple signs that will commemorate villages displaced in the Nakba. I shared it with friends and colleagues and one of them, Eran Shahar – editor of Hakibbutz – decided to publish it... 

 

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  Turning Israel into a "state of all its infiltrators"  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/12/2013

 

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who’s in favor of expelling refugees from Africa, devised a catchy slogan – “A country of all its infiltrators” – in order to condemn those who defend asylum seekers in Israel. By using that concept he is trying to show the absurdity of those who support giving refugees asylum and rights – because nobody wants us to become a country of infiltrators. An historical examination of those who previously knocked at the gates of this the country, however, can give us some important and surprising insights... 

 

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  Hope at war time  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2013

 

We had to travel as far as Kafr Bir’im to find hope, faith and creative joy in these sad and desperate times of a terrible attack on Gaza. We spent an entire day with the Bir’im returnees to understand the significance of their unique action. The last time we visited this community of internally displaced villagers was exactly one year ago, in their traditional summer camp, organized in order to educate the younger generation never to give up on their right to return to Bir’im...

 

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  75% of visitors to Canada Park believe it’s located inside the Green Line  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2014

 

As part of Zochrot’s New KKL project we surveyed 200 visitors to Canada Park on Saturdays, from November, 2013 through January, 2014.  The interviewers were Eitan Bronstein Aparicio and Jeremy Milgrom.  The respondents were people they met in the park who agreed to participate in the survey...

 

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Most of these texts, written by Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, were first published on Zochrot's website / his blog "Decolonizer". 

From Gaza to Salameh: A Palestinian refugee's journey home

By: Eitan Bronstein Aparicio

14/12/2014

 

On International Human Rights Day, he took advantage of his basic rights and returned to Salameh, which today is known as Kfar Shalem. It is the first time he has visited the place where... 

I didn’t establish it, I started it.

Now that I’m ending my work in Zochrot, I would like to tell you about how it all began.

By: Eitan Bronstein Aparicio

21/11/2014

 

Sometime in 2001, after a moving tour in the villages around Latrun, destroyed and depopulated by Israel in 1967, I conceived the idea of posting simple signs that will...

Turning Israel into a 'state of all its infiltrators'.

By Eitan Bronstein Aparicio

+972, December 20, 2013. 

 

 

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who’s in favor of expelling refugees from Africa, devised a catchy slogan – “A country of all its infiltrators” – in order to condemn those who defend asylum seekers in Israel. By using that concept he is trying to show...

"Roots" trip to Qubab (now Mishmar Ayalon)

By: Eitan Bronstein Aparicio

07/14/13.

 

 

This April I received an email from Haga Tora Hayar in Norway who explained that her husband’s family came from the village of Qubab.  She asked me to help her find and visit it.  On Saturday, 13 July 2013, we went...

I come from there, from al-Qubab.

By: Josef Haeier

12/2013

 

When we were young we’d sit with my grandmother as she told us about the land, our ancestors, the houses in the village, its families. A necklace rested on her bosom...

Why not return?

 

By: Eitan Bronstein

08/2011

 

No idea in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has had as much potential and been so neglected and rejected as that of return of the Palestinian refugees.  Israel’s denial of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes, beginning at the end of the 1948 war and continuing today...