Israelis rattled by search for truth about the Nakba ~ Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, Tuesday 9 December, 2014.
First ‘truth commission’ avoids issue of reconciliation as veteran Israeli fighters due to confess to 1948 war crimes.
NAZARETH, Israel – The first-ever “truth commission” in Israel, to be held on Wednesday, will feature confessions from veteran Israeli fighters of the 1948 war who are expected to admit to perpetrating war crimes.
The nine-month war that broke out in May of that year saw hundreds of thousands of Palestinians expelled from their homes and thousands killed.
The commission is the culmination of more than decade of antagonistic confrontations between a small group of activists called Zochrot, the Hebrew word for Remembering, and the Israeli authorities as well as much of the Jewish public.
Founded in 2002…
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