Nakba2017: A Hub for Palestine Events & Resources

Nakba2017 is a collective initiative of remembrance for the 2017 historic dates of resistance. Nakba2017 serves as a platform and hub for events and communication surrounding global actions taking place to commemorate the calamities endured by Palestinians. This movement is founded by students and academia at the University of California, Berkeley in hopes of cementing awareness for the call of a free Palestine, challenging Zionist occupation and apartheid.

2017 Anniversaries of Resistance
  • The 2nd of November marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which began the still-ongoing colonisation of Palestine and sowed the seeds of an endless nightmare for the Palestinian people. The occupation of Palestine was the last settler-colonial project the British empire commissioned, and this colonial project is still unfolding more than one hundred years later.
  • The Nakba occured during the 1948 Palestine War, an estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled, and hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed. These refugees and their descendants number several million people today, divided between Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with at least another quarter of a million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel and many more around the world.
1967 WAR
  • The June 1967 War was a watershed event in the history of Israel and the Middle East. After only six days of fighting, Israel had radically altered the political map of the region. By June 13, Israeli forces had captured the Golan Heights from Syria, Sinai and the Gaza Strip from Egypt, and all of Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. On the admission of many Israeli leaders, the 1967 war was the result of a long-planned, calculated aggression.
  • Israel has imposed movement restrictions on the Gaza Strip since the early 1990’s. Restrictions intensified in June 2007, following political take over, when Israel imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Gaza, citing security concerns. 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza remain ‘locked in’, denied free access to the remainder of the territory and the outside world.
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The Exiled Palestinians: Stateless Palestinians from the Camps

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4

Khawla Hammad has been a stateless refugee in Lebanon for 69 years. At the age of sixteen, she was expelled from her village of Kabri, in Palestine. Now she is 84 years old, and and still a refugee in Lebanon, with no citizenship in any country at all. Israel expelled most of the population in 1948, and has prevented them from returning to their homes. Kabri and hundreds of other towns and villages were levelled to the ground, a crime…

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Solidarity expo report-back from the Philippines!

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-5

In January of 2016, members of New York City Students for Justice in Palestine went on an exposure solidarity trip to the Philippines with AnakBayan NY to learn from the revolutionary movement there, develop concrete connections with fellow anti-imperialist organizations, and to deepen and expand Palestine - Philippines mutual solidarity. In the Philippines today, a revolutionary struggle is being waged against the forces of U.S. imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism. To this day, the Philippines is confronted by a matrix…

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  • The Palestine State Project in Question

    Overview Just as a Palestinian revolt against Israel’s nearly 50-year occupation was spreading from Jerusalem throughout the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Mahmoud Abbas was raising the flag of Palestine at the United Nations with a host of dignitaries in attendance. The ferocity of the Israeli response by the Israeli military as well…

  • Obama’s Abstention: A Positive Step But Too Little Too Late!

    The U.S.’s abstention on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 was a major surprise coming in the waning days of President Obama’s administration. Just a day earlier, the U.N. Security Council’s process was brought to a screeching halt after news of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi withdrawing Egypt’s own resolution following a phone conversation with President-elect Trump,…

  • Do Not Let Go of the Green Line: It Is Israel’s Achilles Heel

    The poet Dylan Thomas urged his father – and all those approaching death – “Do not go gentle into that good night” but “rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The death of the two-state solution has been foretold for nearly 20 years, after it became clear that Israel had signed on to the…

  • Palestine’s Three Dark Remembrances

      Increasingly, Palestinians seem doomed to become subjects, or at best second-class citizens, in their homeland. Israeli expansionism, United States unconditional support, and UN impotence. These factors are combining to create dismal prospects for Palestinian self-determination and for a negotiated peace that is sensitive to the rights and grievances of both Palestinians and Jews. Recalling…

  • Trump’s Appointment of David Friedman is the Official End of Oslo

    Trump’s appointment of David M. Friedman as the new ambassador to Israel brings an end to 70 years of U.S. official policy on Palestine centered on U.N. resolutions 181, 242 and 338 with a two-state solution as the final outcome. Official policy or not, it must be made clear that, in reality, successive U.S. administrations…

  • Palestine: Toward a New Era!

    The current situation in Palestine is unsustainable for the Palestinians as the internal dynamics are a harbinger for an impending future crisis. First and foremost, let’s dispense of any notions or comments of a “peace process” since none has existed as far back as the year 2000, if not before. What has been underway is…