Israeli Palestinian Literature Midterm–Terms and Authors

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The Prisoner
by S. Yizhar

Khirbet Khizeh
by S.

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Yizhar

Return to Haifa
by Ghassan Kanafani

A Room on the Roof
by Savyon Liebrecht

Hunger
by Ghareeb Asqalani

Apples from the Desert
by Savyon Liebrecht

Hayuta’s Engagement Party
by Savyon Liebrecht

The Road to Cedar City
by Savyon Liebrecht

“Behold our Bodies are Laid Out”–Israeli Poem
by Haiim Gouri

“A Squad in the Land”–Israeli Poem
by Hillel Omer

“Splendor from the Splendid”–Israeli Poem
by Uri Zvi Greenberg

“Raise Your Arms” –Palestinian Poem
by Harun Hashim Rasheed

“Against”–Palestinian Poem
by Rashid Husain

“Here We Shall Stay”–Palestinian Poem
by Tawfiq Zayyad

1948
Arab Israeli War of 1948 broke out when 5 Arab nations invaded territory in the former Palestinian mandate immediately following announcement for independence in of State of Israel in May 1948. United Nations adopted resolution 181 that would divide Great Britain’s mandate into a Jewish and Arab state.

David Ben Gurion
first Prime Minister of Israel and ardent Zionist

1967
Six day war, occurred in 1967 when Soviets misinformed Syria that Israel was massing an army near Syrian border , which was not true. They defeated both Egypt and Syria within six days, established as a military power

Nakba
the 1948 Palestinian exodus or diaspora occurred when over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled form their homes during 1948 Palestine war.

King David Hotel
a bombing occurred there in 1946–was site of British military command and criminal investigation, in protest to British mandate?

Ramla
city in Israel, southeast of Tel-Aviv, only city founded by Arabs in Palestine, during war in 1948, Ramla was invaded by Transjordan’s Arab legion

Ramallah
a Palestinian city in the central West Bank located north of Jerusalem and Capital of Palestinian national authority

Suez Canal
1956, Suez canal crisiss–Israel invades Egypt and it occurred because the Egyptian president wanted to nationalize canal

Dawayma
massacre at al Dawayma, the Israelis massacred the Arab people and treated the Arab women with abuse in 1948

Kurfr Kassem**
massacre that occurred in Israeli_Arab West Bank on Jordanian de facto border of Israel.

Israel border police murdered Arab citizens late from work past curfew on eve of Sinai War in 1956

Deir Yassin**
massacre occurred in morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of Irgun, headed by Menachem Begin, and the Stern gang attacked Deir Yessin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. It was attacked and disposed Arab residents to make way for Jerusalem Jews

Sabra
any Israeli Jew born in Israel, slang

Shatila Refugee Camp
refugee camp for Palestinian refugees in 1949 and is in Southern Lebanon

Zionism
the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and resumption of Jewish sovereignty to Holy Land–> supports movement of Israel

Anti Semitism
prejudice against Jewish people

Orientalism
way of seeing that imagines, emphasizes, exaggerates, and distorts differences of Arab peoples and cultures as compared to that of Europe and U.S, according to Edward Said

Popular Liberation Front for Liberation of Palestine
PELP was founded in 1967 with union of 2 left wing Palestinian organizations and guided Marxist Leninism and is dedicated to fighting for Palestine

Balfour Declaration
British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour wrote to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the Jewish community in England, that he would SUPPORT a land of Israel for the Jews towards end of WWI

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