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Tel Aviv University
Uri Hadar Joins Zochrot in commemorating the Nakba on Israeli Independence Day


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Prof. Uri Hadar

Prof. Uri Hadar is a professor at Tel Aviv University in the Department of Psychology.   In 2009 he lectured in The Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon on how refuseniks can be released on the basis of psychological maladjustment. There he claimed to be amember of the Parents Forum of Refusniks, in addition to being active in the group Psycho-Active---Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights which posted a one-sided petition on how the group was horrified by the extent of the killing, the destruction, and the violence that they have been witnessing in the Israeli offensive on Gaza.  

In November 2009, Hadar published an article entitled "Burning Memories: Sacrifice and the Historical Unconscious."  In this article, Hadar claimed that the suffering that Palestinians endured during the Gaza War is somehow comparable to what Jews endured at Auschwitz.   He also compared Gazans to the lamb that was sacrificed in the place of Yitzhak in the Tanakh, whom he described as the "non-speaking creature" that now serves as our "new historical sacrifice."  Hadar claims that the Israeli ethos established the principle that "we will never again go like lambs to the slaughter," and in the process of establishing this ethos, Israelis refrained from having compassion for Palestinians and Holocaust survivors, instead choosing the model of having a melting pot based on military service.   Thus, in Hadar's view, the Jewish people left behind their position of being victims in exile, in the ghettos, and in the Holocaust by creating a "Palestinian sacrificial lamb" during the "Nakba." Upon making this assertion, Hadar went on to state that perhaps one day Israel will engage in a Holocaust against the Palestinians in order to complete this process of "victim conversion." 

Hadar is also a BDS supporter, he wrote that a complete commercial and economic boycott can be very effective in bringing Israel into line with international norms.  In October 2009, he spoke at an anti-Israel conference in London entitled “Sites in conflict: Psycho-Political Resistance in Palestine-Israel,” where he was one of the lecturers in a panel entitled “Living with and resisting the occupation in the West Bank” and another panel called “International Support and Involvement in Psycho-active Work/Acknowledgement.”   In 2008, he signed onto a Righteous Jews petition that commemorated the memory of Palestinians who have been “depopulated, dispossessed, humiliated, tortured and murdered in the name of political Zionism and its quest to create a Jewish state.”  This same petition claimed that Zionism has been the root cause of bloodshed and violence, and that Zionist policies are racist.   Righteous Jews compares the Palestinian situation to the Holocaust in their petition as well.                

 


http://www.zochrot.org/en/event/discussion-nakba-law-israeli-independence-day-eve


Discussion of the "Nakba Law" on Israeli Independence


Day Eve

09/05/2011
     
20:00-22:30

The Knesset has passed the Nakba Law. Join us in commemorating the Nakba on Israeli Independence Day!

There are moments in life when injustice and danger are so great that we're obliged to suspend our comprehensive positions and focus our protest on the injustice itself. The passing of the Nakba Law by the Knesset is one of those moments.

Therefore, even if the commemoration of the Nakba on Israel’s Independence Day is a strange gesture, perhaps even irritating to most Israelis, participation is a civic duty for everyone who is concerned with the rapid deterioration of civic discourse in Israel and the dangerous rise of ultra-nationalism.

Zochrot calls on you, peace and human rights advocates, to participate in the largest event held each year to commemorate the Nakba in Israel. For the past fourteen years, the Association in Defense of the Rights of Internally Displaced Palestinians has organized a procession to commemorate the Nakba on Israel’s Independence Day, and in recent years a growing number of Jews have joined. The Nakba Law is a direct response to this activity. It aims to intimidate and prevent us from dealing with the Nakba: Learning about and acknowledging our responsibility, in order to achieve reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

This year we will devote the annual lecture at Zochrot in Israeli Independence Day evening to discuss the "Nakba Law" - a legislative act which is a part of an attempt to prohibit comemoration of the Nakba in Israel and to suppress the various attempts to teach the history of the country in general, and that of the years 47-49 in particular, in different ways that run contrary to the hegemonic Israeli narrative.
Speakers will deal with different aspects and effects of this process - legal, psychological and political.

Speakers: 
Attorney Emily Schaeffer (Michael Sfard Law Office); Prof. Uri Hadar (Tel Aviv University); Amaya Galili (Education Project Coordinator, Zochrot)

Zochrot Visitor and Information Center
61 Ibn Gvirol Street,
Tel Aviv-Yafo
(enter from 13 Mane Street)
Telephone: 03-695-3155

After the discussion, as in previous years, a direct action in the streets of Tel Aviv will also take place, which will deal this time with the "Nakba Law" and the memories it evokes. 
Everyone who is interested in participating, please contact Eitan by e-mail:decolonizer@zochrot.org



http://www.zochrot.org/event/%D7%93%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%97%D7%95%D7%A7-%D7%94%D7%A0%D7%9B%D7%91%D7%94-%D7%91%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%91-%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%94%D7%A2%D7%A6%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%94%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%9C

 

דיון על "חוק הנכבה" בערב יום העצמאות הישראל

 

 

09/05/2011
 
20:00-22:30

יש רגעים בחיים בהם אי צדק וסכנה כה גדולים מונחים לפתחנו עד שיש להשהות את עמדותינו הכוללות ולמחות באופן ממוקד ומדויק נגד העוול עצמו. אישור "חוק הנכבה" ע"י הכנסת הוא אחד הרגעים האלה.
לכן, גם אם ציון הנכבה ביום העצמאות הישראלי היא מחווה זרה, אולי אפילו צורמת, לרוב הישראלים, ההשתתפות בה הופכת לחובה אזרחית עבור כל מי שחרד מפני ההידרדרות המואצת והולכת ללאומנות מסוכנת. זוכרות קוראת  לך, לכם, לכן, שוחרי השלום וזכויות האדם, להשתתף באירוע הגדול ביותר המתקיים בכל שנה לציון הנכבה בישראל.מזה ארבע עשרה שנה מארגן ועד העקורים הפנימיים תהלוכה לציון הנכבה ביום העצמאות הישראלי ובשנים האחרונות מספר ישראלים המשתתפים בה עולה בהדרגה.

חוק הנכבה הוא תגובה ישירה לפעילות זו ומטרתו להפחיד אותנו וכך למנוע את העיסוק בנכבה: ללמוד אודותיה ולהכיר באחריות המוטלת עלינו, במטרה להגיע לפיוס בין ישראלים לפלסטינים.

השנה נקדיש את ערב העיון בזוכרות בערב יום העצמאות הישראלי לדיון ב"חוק הנכבה" - מהלך חקיקה שהוא חלק מניסיון לאסור על ציון הנכבה בישראל ולדכא את הניסיונות השונים לספר וללמד את ההיסטוריה של הארץ בכלל, ושל השנים 47-49 בפרט, באופן שונה ומנוגד לנרטיב הישראלי-ציוני המרכזי.
הדוברות בערב יעסקו בהיבטים ובהשפעות שונות שיש למהלך הזה - משפטיים, פסיכולוגיים ופוליטיים.

ידברו: 
עו"ד אמילי שפר (משרדו של עו"ד מיכאל ספרד); פרופ' אורי הדר (אוני' ת"א); עמיה גלילי (רכזת פרויקט החינוך, זוכרות)

מרכז מידע עמותת "זוכרות"
אבן גבירול 61/2 תל אביב-יפו
(כניסה ממאנה 13)
טלפון: 03-6953155

לאחר הערב, וכמו בשנים קודמות, תתקיים גם פעולה ישירה ברחובות ת"א, שתעסוק הפעם בחוק הנכבה ובזכרונות שהוא מעורר. 
מי שמעוניינים להשתתף אנא צרו קשר עם איתן במייל decolonizer@zochrot.org


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