The 1948 Palestinian exodus, also known as the Nakba (Arabic: النكبة, “al-Nakbah”, literally “disaster”, “catastrophe”, or “cataclysm”) occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes, during the 1948 Palestine war. The term “nakba” also refers to the period of war itself and events affecting Palestinians from December 1947 to January 1949.
It is so difficult to ‘understand’ the chaos or catastrophic events occurring in the early 21st Century without reference to the concept of ‘Nakba‘; in particular the plans of two individuals, Richard Von Coudenhove – Kalergi, often referred to as one of the Founding Fathers of Europe, and Oded Yinon – whose 1982 strategic document can be interpreted as qualifying him as one of the Founding Fathers of ‘Greater Israel’?
This has proven to be a difficult article to compose; somewhat akin to a ‘tip toe’ thru an ideological minefield where the concept of ‘ideological valence’ prevails aspectual of the ‘power of mind over mind’ as Jeremy Bentham described the concept of ‘Panopticon’ back in the Eighteenth Century. Ideological valence is construed here as a product of propaganda, being the association of certain ideas with pejorative or approvable connotation, and linked, thru hegemonic concept such as ‘corporate line’ with the contingencies of reward or punishment?
The euphemism ‘Globalization’, alas, but a…