Photo Credit: Im Tirtzu
Counter Nakba celebration, May 15, 2019

Dozens of pro-Israel activists held a Nakba Day Party at Tel-Aviv University across from the annual “Nakba Day” ceremony held by Arab and far-Left students at the university.

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“Nakba” means catastrophe in Arabic, which is how the Arabs (and Jews) who mark it believe describes the creation of a free Jewish homeland. Arabs in Israel and elsewhere mark the date of the declaration of Israel’s independence on the Gregorian calendar, starting on May 14 in the afternoon (it was a Friday) and continuing through the first day of Jewish freedom, May 15, 1948.

The pro-Israel party, organized by the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu, featured blaring Israeli music by DJ Asaf Hartal, a sea of blue and white flags, drums, and free drinks.

According to Im Tirtzu, the goal of the party was to celebrate the founding of the state of Israel and to call out the lies of the “Nakba.”

The activists also brought a 12-by-6-foot sign that read “Nakba Nonsense“ and distributed the book “The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel,” which details, predictably, the legal rights of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel.

Earlier this week, the annual “Nakba Day” ceremony at the university made headlines after Arab students hung flyers for the event on the university’s Holocaust memorial, making a despicable comparison between the annihilation of half the world’s Jews and the failure of the Middle East Arabs to push the local Jews into the sea.

Additional “Nakba Day” ceremonies were held across Israel, including one in Jerusalem’s Hebrew University that was also met with its own Nakba Day Party, courtesy of Im Tirtzu activists.

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg called the “Nakba” an “obscene historical distortion” and suggested that its sole purpose is to undermine the existence of the State of Israel.

“If the Jewish community in Israel were to lose the war [of Independence], the Holocaust would have been continued by Haj Amin al-Husseini and his anti-Semitic thugs,” Peleg said. “The fact that Israeli universities provide a platform for those who mourn the failed attempt to annihilate the Jews shows the perverted state of Israeli academia.”

Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (1897 – 1974), the Mufti of Jerusalem, during World War II collaborated with Italy and Germany by making propagandistic radio broadcasts and by helping the Nazis recruit Bosnian Muslims for the Waffen-SS. In a meeting with Adolf Hitler, he requested German backing for Arab independence and support against the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. At the end of the war he sought refuge in Cairo to avoid prosecution for war crimes.

Happy Catastrophe Day!

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