All posts by mahmoud

Senior Researcher at Copenhagen University. Theological Department.

Remembering the nearly 200.000 lost lives…

Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America – The New York Times   

One more hundred thousand elsewhere around our tiny planet left with neither memories nor remembrances…..while President playing Golf; anther deny the existence of the virus, advising his people to drink Vodka and go to Saona, and a third declaring emergency laws to fasten his grip on power!!!    

In three months time, 1200 per day, topping the number 100 thousand in (only one country), other (100 thousand in the four continent) reminds us of the short distance between our dreams and our departure, without even having our love ones nearby, saying bye-bye virtually, through our laps and PC’s, or walking masked behind the funeral, if we are lucky, watching from our closed cars, and keeping social distancing in place. Behind each life lost is a life full of life, whether happy or sad, abruptly put to an end, without a choice, and sometimes without a word to leave amid lack of oxygen to breath…..Could philosophy, religion, dream, poetry, or wild fantasy give us a satisfactory answer to a banal question: WHY?    

 

A Memo on “Nakba” Day 15 May 2020: Falasteen is still there…..

Commemorating the ongoing Nakba Day on Lubya debris 2014-2015

 

72 years of Denial, Occupation, Expulsion, Demolishing, Negation & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine achieved a Zero-sum result. From the British “Balfour’s declaration” in 1917 to the American Trump’s “Deal of the Century” in 2020, the idea of cancelling Palestine is drastically failing. People of Palestine, 13.4 million, almost half in mandate Palestine, and the other half in exile, are still existing, without the right of self -determination, and without the right of Return to dispossessed lands and houses. All the military and economic might of the world are trembling in front of a microscopic Achilles heel Coronavirus. My friend and teacher Shareef Kanaani used to say to me: we should not be worried about the geography of Palestine. It was there, and it will be there always: from the stone age until nowadays. Only its people should keep on its memory and keep the flame burning until justice is done and freedom is achieved. One century of imperial promises and 72 years of uprooting and destruction are only a comma or max a semicolon in a page of a voluminous book of Palestine history. The idea of “Falasteen” with all its rich, multilayer ethnicities and historic heritage, long before the monotheistic profits were born, is much bigger, wider, and more promising than the mighty colonial powers who are shivering and disintegrating in front of a tiny insect. Shouldn’t those powers learn a b c lessons from history (Vietnam, Alger, South Africa…etc)?  

Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate, and the necessity of Oral Traditions to preserve her native indigenous identity and culture

Joy Harjo performs with her band during her opening event as the U.S. Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress, September 19, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress

Joy Harjo, born 1951,  was named poet laureate by the Library of Congress, the first of its kind, for her achievements in poetry, storytelling, music and the power to reflect the oral traditions of her ancestry, the original native Americans, called American Indians.  -Unlike John Eliot’s stories about the Indian Americans, published in 1685, in which he claimed that he heard them directly from American Indians while working among them as a Puritan missionary.  The oral tradition, one of my favorite vehicles to preserve and enrich the indigenous cultures of the occupied, the oppressed and the uprooted, whether Palestinians, Armenians, Kurds, Africans or Native Americans,  is prevalent through her various literature readings and musical performances. -Especially the symbol of Horses that is recurrent in her poetry, imagery rightfully remembered by Hadidi, when he draws the connection between Mahmoud Darweesh’s and Joy Harjo’s Horses symbolism.  Her method of continuing oral tradition include story-telling, singing, in order to captivate the attention of her audiences, is overwhelming. While reading poetry, she claims that she “starts not even with an image but a sound”. As a poet, singer and playwright, she insisted on recapturing the memories of her past native Americans, refusing the current mainstream narrative that tried to suppress the right to write her indigenous history and culture, without falsifications of mainstream writers, whether nowadays or in past days, through Christian missionaries.   

 

Love “in the Time of Cholera”, Pest, Plague or Corona: is it enough?

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“Love in the Time of Cholera”, of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Daniel Defoe’s “A Journal of the Plague Year”,  Albert Camus’ the Pest”, the epic “Gilgamesh”, Milton’s “Paradise Lost”, and the thousands of articles, written nowadays on Corona Pandemic, in all languages possible, and from all four corners of the world…not a stone remains unturned, to find out what is taking place around, whether within or without. The answers remain for everyone to face, to contemplate, to ponder all questions related to DEATH, FEAR & LOVE -the three central topics that worried the majority of our planet. The political chaos of the few opportunists that always looks for gaining more powers to survive, forgetting the cemeteries around the world are full of people who thought once that they are greater than life; the discriminatory victims of the disease are huge: whether Chinese facing insults because of their origins, or Palestinians refused to board an airline because of documents they hold, or Kurds who were forgotten in the unending conflicts of regional forces around their lands; or the Africans whom two professional French physicians suggested testing their findings of medicine in Africa because they are of lesser value than Europeans, those two physicians did not even apologize after they were attacked on social media; or the American journalist who mocked the minute silence in China for the remembrance of the corona victims, calling them Pinocchios……All the worst in human beings, especially among nations whom they called themselves civilized, are pouring daily in media. “In the destructive element immerse” as Joseph Conrad wrote in “Heart of Darkness”. Kurtz, the civilized, the politician, the literary person, the gentleman, was becoming to a monster when he left the boundaries of civilized Europe and entered the darkness of the continent: Congo, putting heads on stalks around his mansion. Death and Fear can be conquered temporarily by Love and Solidarity; but the question of survival of our Human Nature, balancing our mother nature and its environmental milieu will remain our unprecedented lesson, facing ourselves amid deadly moral crises and Corona disease.      

The Greek Poet Simonides: “We defeated them, not when we conquered them, but when we oblige them to forget their history and civilization”

 

The late Greek poet Simonides (556-468 BC) said: “We defeated them, not when we conquered them, but when we oblige them to forget their history and civilization”. Dr. Hamdan’s article on Jericho, and the short summary he presented of the achievement of the Palestinian Department of Antiquities since 1994 under his leadership deserves a unique THANKS to him and his colleagues in the department. Despite the heavy rules of military occupation, I have seen, since I met Hamdan more than a decade ago, the huge task and the great achievements of this tiny department, that took me more than twenty minutes going around with a taxi to find where the physical building of the department lies, the tens of archeological sites that were excavated and researched, after the confiscation of the Archeological Museum of Palestine, established in 1920, now named Rockefeller, with thousand artifacts that are confiscated from Palestinian places, although the name is still curved on its stones – Palestine Museum – until now: a policy applied since 1948 on thousand of places in Palestine, to cancel the existence of the mere word PALESTINE, whether in archeological places or names of valleys, hills, roads or villages demolished. Although the efforts that are done in this regard are magnificent, the job is not accomplished yet, until retrieving the whole archeological and historiography of this tiny place of 27000 square kilometers, to reunify the history of the place and its displaced people, whether in exile or under occupation or living under apartheid and discriminatory rules.

The article:  Two Decades of Archaeology in Jericho, 1994–2015 Hamdan Taha 

Hamdan’s article on Jericho

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Dear Mahmoud
Thank you always for your thoughtful reflections on issues  of history, memory and identity.  These efforts are complementary to your lifetime distinguished work on Lubya. Looking forward to see soon. Stay safe
Hamdan
 
Dr. Hamdan Taha
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Al- Istiqlal University
 

Yahya Hassan-“None like you, None replace you”

Yahya Hassan- the Danish Palestinian poet, the refugee whose family was uprooted from Palestine in 1948, whose mother is from Lubya village, and father from Faradiya, the great genius who sold 120.000 copies of his first book in 2013, the young man who tried to introduce the Arab-Islamic  Aviros (Ibn Rushd) into his candidate manifesto to the Danish Parliament, to give the Danes another version of the Arab-Islamic prominent philosophical personalities where scholars from  Europe came to study philosophy in Andalusia in the twelfth century, the young man who tried to push forward for the recognition of Palestine, as Sweden has done by recognizing Palestine as a state, in his political debate, the personal revolutionary, almost without borders, against the classical traditional forms of his uneasy personal family life, the charming and angry way of reading his poetry that resembles the great Mahmoud Darweesh in his young age in Haifa: “Sajjil Ana Arabi” – left us so early yesterday, 24 years old. Perhaps Jørgen Leth is right when he said: no one is like him, no one could replace him. Danish literature, mainly poetry, is richer with Yahya, the refugee who tried with success at sitting on two chairs, instead of falling between the two cultural chairs: the Danish and the Palestinian. Yesterday I saw the documentary on DR 2 on Yahya. Always a biased redaction team when it comes to the history of Palestine  Not a word on his family’s background. Images that are totally irrelevant to the past accompany Yahya’s father’s story. May your soul rest in peace Yahya.       

Epidemi from the Greeks to Gaza & the question of Democracy

 

A host of writers wrote on Epidemi since humanity began registering their sicknesses, hopes, enemies, anxieties and how to face or interpret death. From Plato’s cave metaphor to ibn Sinaa’s instructions to cure deseased stomachs , to Jose Saramago and the white blindness that dominate one of his novels, to Kafka’s protagonist who comes to be a small insect, to Camu’s plague novel of Oran in Algeria, to the unwritten stories of TWO Milion people, besieged in Gaza in 2020, and their un-noticed confinement for more than two decades, not only a few weeks or months that drove the World mad until now ……….We all are seeking metaphors of survival, for our egoistic satisfaction and welfare. Our means are: books, art, films, small donations- only to fly away and evade the fundamental questions:  Why are the poor continue to living poor, and why minorities, whether in gender, race or religious groupings,  continue their un-achieved successful results  of their struggles? while  the few – who are less than ten persons- owning more than half of the 8 billion world’s population? Can we have a say on who own the World Bank or the International Monetary Font (IMF) as Jose Saramago once asked in a press conference?     

Søren Kirkegård versus Corona?

It is taking the world two World Wars to move from a village-like economy, as my own village Lubya in Galilee -Palestine, to an international village-like economy which is called Global World Economy. The Spanish virus, following WW1, killed almost 50 million people, double as much as those perished in the war. Coronavirus of today is pushing all of us to rethink the relation between our selves and this global village we live in.

Theories of “the End of History.” of Francis Fukuyama is overpassed and needed to be stranded aside. Samuel Huntington’s thesis of “The Clash of Civilizations”, that people’s cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world, is crumbling, although we heard repetitively nowadays of the origins of the Coronavirus attributed to a specific nation- such as China. The different versions of Marks theories and interpretations are floating here and there, claiming success because of the Capitals’ necessary downfall because of the permanent conflict between productive forces and means; and the Corona is only a manifestation of this conflict.

It is early to predict a clear theoretical frame for the powers who compete internationally now to draw the new world’s order that this crisis necessitates. If we want as persons, me and you and her to have a role in this coming Worlds order, shouldn’t we rely little bit on Søren kirkegårds’ visionary philosophical perceptions, especially when he wrote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”? Do we have the courage to put our own anxieties and our subjective desires and dreams at the crux of the wheel that is on its way to move on – in post Corona era? Especially that we all have seen that the Emperor is Naked, as H.C.Anderson’s child cried in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? Could we dismantle our imminent internal fear and face those few who will try always to dictate our personal and collective lives?         

The Human being, before and after Corona

For sure, the world before Corona will be different than after. But the question is: in which direction? and who would benefit most from the radical changes? Through all human history, there was a combat between authorities and their established institutions: leader, army, judiciary etc and the few who would challenge the order. Socrates was sentenced to drink poison in 399 BC because he exceeds the norms, refusing to recognize the gods of the state and accused also of corrupting the youth. He was given other choices than death but refused.

The best philosophers and writers were killed in the Umayyad and Abbasid kalifates because they opposed the power of the ruler. Rasâ’il Ikhwân al-Safâ’ wa Khullân al-Wafâ’ (Epistles of the Pure Brethren and the Sincere Friends), 52 in numbers,  were written in the tenth century in an anonymous way to protect their views and their heads as well. Galileo in 1616 was summoned by the Church Inquisition, afraid to reaffirm his beliefs in Copernicus heliocentric theories, imprisoned in his house for the rest of his life. But when he left the judge room he trample the earth: “and yet it does move”.  Only in 1992, the Vatican recognized that Galileo was right, and the earth rotates around the sun.  Nowadays, we are hearing of prof. Didier Raoult was visited by Macron to hear from him his theories about curing the Corona virus. Didier is against the establishment. The medicine factories are part of the profit companies and had no interest that others would succeed and surpass their reputation and reproduction.  Not to mention Dr. Anthony Fauci and the daily contradiction with the President.  

Every person in this tiny human world is obligatorily invited to rethink his/her gender, nationality real or imagined, wealth, rightly collected or through maneuvers of deceit through banking systems. 

The 17th October movement in Lebanon in 1919, the yellow jackets in France, the Arab spring in 1910 and all its ramifications, Occupy Wall Street in 1911…..etc…All these movements, coupled with the huge awareness of environment and the heat of our sphere put us all, and each one of us at the forefront of the coming battles after the Corona episode is diminishing. The majority’s interest against the few whose greedy appetite for power and money is unlimited. We are the only owners of our lives and destiny, and our choice of representatives should be guided not by the supply-demand theories of the new liberals;  but by the new measures of post-Corona: health, care, equality, dignity and knowledge based on science for all.  

 

In the time of confinement, books are the best friends to frequent

In the time of confinement, books are the best friends to frequent. I do have more than 2000 books in my modest library after I get rid of more when I moved years ago to my small apartment. Now it is time to clean the dust from valuable books that need rereading. Al-Dahikoon الضاحكون is an old book written by Mohamad Ali, a few years ago-1988, the fifth edition. Stories and Personalities like Jiha, Ash’ab, al-Jaahith, and many others make you explode in laughing, although sitting alone amid escalating Corona death numbers: Perhaps Ibn Sina had right when, one thousand years ago, had recommended high humor and laughter as a helping cure to stomach diseases. Thanks Abu Suhail for lending the book.

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Reflections on Corona days

Reflections on Corona days- How to measure the strength of a nation:

While running my 6 km per day in the forest close to me, I wonder a little bit about political leaders of the world and their reaction to the killer virus: Newzeland Prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, the brave woman – who stands sharply against massacring innocent Moslems in two mosques, preventing people from holding private guns – closing borders so early, taking clear steps of the total shutdown, that only one death until now is reported. Even one death is so many if that can be evaded. No more Military Tanks, Airplanes and Atom Bombs and millions of men and women underarm are the signs of the strength of nations: it is how many Beds and Respirators you have in your hospitals that matter and give you the first rank. How many millions of masks can be made or imported for the price of one military tank? Health and respect to the elderly versus elites greedy appetite to money and power. Who could think this formula would be valued more, only two months ago?

Imwas Plague in 640

Imwas Plague in 640:

A Few words concerning the Corona & other viruses in the past. Imwas Plague-640 (A Palestinian village bet. Jerusalem and Ramla, totally demolished in 1967, to follow those demolished in 1948; on its ruins is built a “Canada Park”- to make the Sahara Green-as the myth of the colonizers claim!!!). History books told us of thousands who perished from Imwas Plague, such as Abu Ubayda al-Jarrah. Rules were put from that time on how to manage the collective Plague. These rules were updated by Ibn Sina-Avicenna- discovery of the viruses in the body, and the ways to cure the disease by distancing, washing, & using courage and happy humor to conquer the disease. (NB) Ibn Sina’s books: The Canon in medicine- القانون في الطب‎ (al-Qānūn fī aṭ-Ṭibb) were taught at the biggest university of Polonia University in Italy, the oldest in Europe until the 18th-century.

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Ibn Sina, Avicenna (980-1037) and the social distancing

Ibn Sina, Avicenna (980-1037)-the Islamic Philosopher and Doctor, warned people of the same measures of nowadays Social Distancing we are observing in 2020, even advising people of evading social gatherings, praying at home and not mosques, washing the hands and clothes, even cleaning the money in vinegar, precisely as the British used it in 1666 when facing the London Plague. Mainly he spoke about being brave and not being scared: See the following trailer of a Russian film produced in 1956 about Ibn Sina:

https://www.facebook.com/elghezal/videos/10222050257795475/

The Orwellian “Big Brother”s & Corona

The Orwellian “Big Brother”s have one COMMON GOAL: Control, Profit, Power, Higher Shares’ Investments, more Military Equipments & Airplanes; less Infrastructure, less care to the Elderly, less budget to Hospitals, less budget to Education & Culture.
 
Feb.6, 2020,  Doktor Li.W died in China, rebuked by police because of his early warning of the virus COVID 19.
 
Nov. 26, 2018: CNN reports that Trump “dismissed a study produced by his own administration … and more than 300 leading climate scientists, warning of the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change.” Asked why, Trump told reporters, “I don’t believe it.”
 
Jan. 22, 2020: President Trump is asked by CNBC: “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?” Trump answers: “No. Not at all. And we’re, we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. … It’s — going to be just fine.”
 
March 31: Trump “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We’re going through a very tough few weeks”. Medical Governmental Experts expecting bet. 100.00 to 240.000 could die in the coming weeks.
 
UN:
“We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is killing people, spreading human suffering and upending people’s lives,” the United Nations declared: “This is much more than a health crisis,” the report added. “The coronavirus is attacking societies at their core

Social Distancing….in history

SOCIAL Distancing is a practice that is common a long time ago. In 1666 king Charles 11 ordered closing restaurants, pubs and schools as an answer to the Bubonic Plague, or black death, that spread in London, killing a quarter of its population. Samuel Pepys’ marvelous daily diary spoke about people hiding toilet papers and cheese in holes in their gardens while fleeing their homes to the countryside. Accusations that time against the Dutch who brought the disease, are exactly the same as nowadays of accusing the Chinese!!!! The head of the revolutionary Oliver Cromwell was put on spike, 20 feet long, as a revenge act form the king, to look at the victims of the plague from Westminster hall, after his body being exhumed, many years after his death(1658), tried for treason, severing the head from body!! “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce” K.Marx.

Lubya book in 9 languages – French.Italian.Portugese.German.Polish.Dutch.Spanish.English.Danish كتاب “لوبيه – قريه فلسطينيه في الجليل – سمفونيه لا تنسى” مترجم الان الى9 لغات عالميه : الفرنسية البرتغالية الألمانية الهولندية البولونيه الأسبانية الإيطالية .

 

 

كتاب “لوبيه – قريه فلسطينيه في الجليل – سمفونيه لا تنسى” مترجم الان الى9 لغات عالميه : الفرنسية البرتغالية الألمانية الهولندية البولونيه الأسبانية الإيطالية الآنجليزيه الدنماركيه- موقع أمازون 

Also book can be purchased at: 

In 1837 an earthquake in Lubya killed 143 Lubyans. In 1948 a human earthquake demolished 1000 houses by one kg. TNT in each room, and all its inhabitants were expelled, except those who were massacred. Now: 2020 Lubya’s historiography is printed in 9 languages: to keep the Memory and the Will to Return alive, despite 72 years in obligatory exile.

 

Replies from friends:

1.Michael Nathanson reply: Dear Mahmoud and friends,

Finally, I was able to purchase a copy thru Amazon and will receive it soon. I read your introduction to the book on line and have a true sense of your agonizing over the history and fate of your covillagers in particular and of the Palestinians as a whole. Having travelled through the Galilee prior to 1948 I too mourn the destruction of many of the villages and with it of Palestinian society. Again, I congratulate you for succeeding to republish the book in many languages so that its readership may increase and your massage spread around. If only it could be translated into Hebrew…
All the best
Michael
 
2.Bo Hermensan svar
Super! Til lykke!
 
Jeg håber, du i øvrigt har det godt trods Coronaen. Selv var jeg sammen med en smittet kollega i onsdags (før hun fik symptomer), så der er en god chance for, at jeg selv får den også. Øv! Men ellers går det da meget godt.
 
Bedste hilsener,
 
3.Ingrid svar:

Dear Mahmoud

Wow. Congratulations. Eight languages! How did you do that. We may learn something. Never came out in more than 2 languages.

Best wishes. Ingrid

4. Nadia 

Great achievement. Congratulations Mahmoud. 

5.Efrat
 

Dear Mahmoud,

Congratulations! Finally out and in many languages. How important is this job to circulate this history, your history. The story of one person, one family, and one village often tell us more than that of one nation or one army.  
Sending you love in a time of turmoil.
 
6. Emanuel Pfoh
Dear Mahmoud,
many congrats!
All the best,
Emanuel
7.Thomas Tompson

Dear Mahmoud,

Congratulations on the new edition of your fine book.

8.Ilan Pappe

alf mabruk!!!

9. Neils Peter

Oh, I have one in three languages! But well done, Mahmoud!

 
Niels Peter Lemche
10. Hamdan Taha 
الف مبروك ِ عمل رائع. شهاده ضد الظلم التاريخي الذي حاق بقريه لوبيا . لعله يجلب بعض العداله للمظلومين الذين ينتظرون حلول العداله يوما. واولها معرفه الحقيقه التي هي شرط التحرر
 
لوبيا وفلسطين. الجليل وجبل عامل والجولان. يفتخرون بك. محمود عيسى.
 

A comment on Heather Spears’ new book “The Creative eye”

Heather Spears, in her new book “The Creative eye”, opens the horizon to everyone thirsty for new vision, new look, and I dare to say exploring new ways to live life. Spears, in her artistic quest of the why and how, is matching what Hayden White tried to explore in the History of Consciousness: creativity, imagination, renaming and redrawing – it is a new philosophical vision that is needed, not only to look back at the past thousands of years of Mesopotamian’s and Egyptian’s art; but, to contemplate an obscure future, and to gaze into our own mystical inner world as well. -A lovely and inspiring book is needed now to read, especially when we are instructed to be at home nowadays-because of Corona.

“Lubya-a Palestinian Village in Galilee” at Amazon.co.uk & Morebooks.de sites

 

https://www.morebooks.de/…/lubya,pal…/isbn/978-620-0-48047-7

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lubya-Palestinian-Village-Galilee

 Lubya Monograph is covering the historiography, culture and identity of a Palestinian village, Lubya, demolished in 1948, uprooting and dispersing all its population; nowadays residing in thirteen different countries in the four corners of the world. To erase the witnesses and the debris of the houses, a huge green forest called “South African Forest” is planted to bury the last remnants and cover up the horrible crime of the demolishment. Around 3500 people were living in Lubya before the Nakba in 1948; nowadays, they are almost 50.000.

The main method used to reconstruct the historiography of Lubya – the biggest in Tiberias district, and the second in Galilee- is qualitative interviews with the elderly generation, supported by archival documents in Jerusalem, Nazareth, London; diaries, newspaper articles and historical references. Young Lubyan generation living in exile were interviewed as well to follow their aspirations, livelihood, identity question, integration and their dreams of return.  Table of contents cover a forward, by Ilan Pape, a preface and an introduction, ten chapters, conclusions and thirteen appendices:  

Table of Contents 

Chapter One                                             the Archaeology of Memory                                                                                    

Chapter Two                                            Hamayil, Shuyukh and Makhateer                                                                           

Chapter Three                                           Landscape                         

Chapter Four                                            Rhythms of Life                                      

Chapter Five                                             Village Relations                                     

Chapter Six                                              the Struggle over Land                            

Chapter Seven                                          the ‘Great Revolt’                                    

Chapter Eight                                           the Nakba

Chapter Nine                                            Exile

Chapter Ten                                              the Future    

Conclusions

 Bibliography

 Appendices

I        Families as Remembered by Lubyans

II       Places’ Names in Lubya    

111    Names of 240 ‘Absentees’ from Lubya

1V     Names of Lubyans Killed during the 1936-39 Great Revolt

V       Names of Lubyans Killed during the 1948 War

VI     Lubya’s Occupation in the Archives

VII    UNRWA Registered Refugees from Lubya

V111 Lubyans living in Denmark

1X     Interviews with Young Generation of Lubyans

X      Thomas Thompson: Lubya: Investigating Palestine’s Subaltern Heritage

X1     An article written by Gideon Levy and Alex Levac on 8th May 2015 covering apology of South African Jews to displaced Lubyans                                        

 X11     Update article on “Oral History’s credibility, role and functionality From the Arab Islamic tradition to modern historiography.”

X111 Publications by the author: Monographs, book chapters & periodicals-

X1V  Images & Maps of Lubya

New version:

http://www.morebooks.shop/bookprice_offer_81b54e8f6b276bf0d9047481e81b1fee8aed6315?locale=gb&currency=EUR

Publishing house:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :Mahmoud Issa Number of pages: 256 Published on:2019-12-27 
Keywords: historiography, identity, culture, memory.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lubya-Palestinian-Village-Galilee

Documentary film on Lubya Village

https://zochrot.org/en/video/56547

 

On January 1, 1837 an EARTHQUAKE took place in Galilee 143 from Lubya reported dead, “wrote Edward Robinson” Edward Robinson (April 10, 1794 – January 27, 1863) is Founder of Modern Palestinology, an American biblical scholar. Robinson traveled to Palestine in 1838 in the company of Rev. Eli Smith. He published Biblical Researches in Palestine in 1841. In 1948, 111 years later, The ethnic cleansing of Lubya, is continued and completed, now by 1000 kg TNT, planted in and around 1000 rooms of the whole village, for destruction. See film “Village under forest (https://www.youtube.com/watch…). This time it is “Man Made Earthquake” . But the geography, the debris, the Sabr trees, the wells and the graveyards are still there-even though buried under a fabricated “South African Forest”. 72 years on, in 2020, more than 50.000 Lubyans worldwide insisted to keep the memory of their village alive, until the Right of Return, Compensation, Restitution and Justice is met and implemented. No photo description available. No photo description available. No photo description available. 8Joshua A. Sabih, Mohamad Issa and 6 others 2 comments

On January 1, 1837 an EARTHQUAKE took place in Galilee. 143 from Lubya reported dead, “wrote Edward Robinson”

Edward Robinson (April 10, 1794 – January 27, 1863) is Founder of Modern Palestinology, an American biblical scholar. Robinson traveled to Palestine in 1838 in the company of Rev. Eli Smith. He published Biblical Researches in Palestine in 1841.

In 1948, 111 years later, The ethnic cleansing of Lubya, is continued and completed, now by 1000 kg TNT, planted in and around 1000 rooms of the whole village, for destruction. See film “Village under forest (https://www.youtube.com/watch…). This time it is “Man Made Earthquake” . But the geography, the debris, the Sabr trees, the wells and the graveyards are still there-even though buried under a fabricated “South African Forest”. 72 years on, in 2020, more than 50.000 Lubyans worldwide insisted to keep the memory of their village alive, until the Right of Return, Compensation, Restitution and Justice is met and implemented.

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My book on Lubya Village is available in English now

https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/lubya-a-palestinian-village-in-galilee/isbn/978-620-0-55008-8

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Lubya,Palestinian Village in Galilee

An Unforgettable Symphony

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2019-12-27 )

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Monograph is covering the historiography, culture and identity of a Palestinian village, Lubya, demolished in 1948, uprooting and dispersing all its population; nowadays residing in thirteen different countries in the four corners of the world. To erase the witnesses and the debris of the houses, a huge green forest called “South African Forest” is planted to bury the last remnants and cover up the horrible crime of the demolishment. Around 3500 people were living in Lubya before the Nakba in 1948; nowadays, they are almost 50.000. The main method used to reconstruct the historiography of Lubya – the biggest in Tiberias district, and the second in Galilee- is qualitative interviews with the elderly generation, supported by archival documents in Jerusalem, Nazareth, London; diaries, newspaper articles and historical references. Young Lubyan generation living in exile were interviewed as well to follow their aspirations, livelihood, identity question, integration and their dreams of return.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Mahmoud Issa
Number of pages:
256
Published on: 2020
Stock:
Available
Category:
Cultural history
Price:
57.90 Euros
Keywords:
historiographyidentityculturememory