Culture & History

‘The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended’

May 3, 2018 George Bisharat

Approaching the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding/Palestine’s destruction—for they are two sides of the same coin—I have been reviewing letters from that fateful era by my Palestinian grandfather, Hanna Ibrahim Bisharat, or “Papa” to us. It is poignant reading. The Nakba (“Catastrophe”) impacted virtually all Palestinians. Roughly 750,000 were driven