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The Conversation: Lessons for the future from Jerusalem’s Palestinian past

By Dorit Naaman, Alliance Atlantis Professor of Film and Media.
This article is republished from The Conversation.

The flag draped down the entire three-storey building in the quiet Jerusalem neighbourhood of Katamon. In the weeks between Israel’s Independence Day and Jerusalem Day, it is common to see Israeli flags on houses and cars, but the size of this flag on a side street was startling.

It dawned on me that the flag was a large “fig leaf,” trying to cover up the fact that the house belongs to Palestinians, none of whom have been allowed to live in their homes since the 1948 war.


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