A Time for Mourning, A Time To Rejoice

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2008

Yom HaZikaron is a daring juxtaposition, a time for both remembrance and for mourning. It is a memorial for those who have fallen in Israel's wars, and also Independence Day, a time to celebrate the achievements of the Israeli State. But Israel's Arab citizens celebrate it as Nakba Day, the day to mourn the calamity of their defeat in 1948. It is a time to renew the effort to do a better job at statecraft, to focus on all the good things that want doing, some quite urgently. It is a day for gathering up the energy for the work that must be done tomorrow.

Topic: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Israeli Arabs, Peace

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel , Palestinian Territories

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. A Time for Mourning, A Time To Rejoice. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15286


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