This video attempts to explore the challenging concept of “narratives,” how different people and groups can have different perspectives on historical events. Here we delve into the establishment of the State of Israel; which Israeli Jews typically view with excitement while the Palestinian community typically views that same time period as the “Nakba,” “catastrophe.” This video opens the door for big questions about Israel’s story, its people and its future.
Watch this video and make sure to guide a conversation with our educational guide about a challenging, yet critical topic, helping your students ask essential questions, and helping them flex their empathy muscles without sacrificing their passion for Israel and Zionism.
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As a student internalizing someone else’s expression of their narrative, what challenges and opportunities do you have when reading this poem?
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