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Nakba Day: Israelis and Palestinians make claims to memory

By: Rochelle FERGUSON BOUYAHI | Camille FEVRIER | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL

This week marks the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood. It's viewed as a catastrophe by Palestinians, who remember the expulsion of over 700,000 of them from their homes. We take a look back at the events leading up to Nakba Day and ask how the event is perceived in Israel. We also speak to Élie Barnavi, an Israeli historian and diplomat, for more analysis.

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