Remembering Deir Yassin
The Future of Israel and Palestine
edited by Daniel McGowan and Marc Ellis
6" x 9" • 160 pages • maps
ISBN 9781566562911 • paperback • $15.00 •
For Palestinians, the 1948 massacre by Irgun and allied Stern Gang soldiers of more than 200 residents of Deir Yassin, a tiny village near Jerusalem, resonates sharply as a focal point of history. The dead victims - almost all women, children and old men - became irrefutable evidence of the consequences for Palestinians of the creation of the new Jewish state. The resulting forced exile of over 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 - over two million scattered in a far-flung diaspora today - remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Remembering Deir Yassin brings together Palestinians and Israelis, Jews, Muslims and Christians, Jewish theologians and Palestinian priests, to reflect on the fifty year legacy of Deir Yassin.
Marc Ellis is the author of Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation and O Jerusalem: Embracing the Jewish Covenant in Our Time. Daniel McGowan is a professor of economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York.
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