The Palestinians Have Not Forgotten, They Have Not Gone Away

May 22, 2018

Seventy years after the Nakba, Israel has not succeeded in erasing Palestine—or the Palestinians.
By Rashid Khalidi. The Nation magazine.

…As the historian Patrick Wolfe has written, “Settler colonies were (are) premised on the elimination of native societies…. The colonizers come to stay: invasion is a structure not an event” (emphasis added). In Palestine, however, the native society has not been eliminated. Palestine is not “as Jewish as England is English,” as Chaim Weizmann once candidly expressed Zionist aims…

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