Definitions

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  • proper n. The foundation of the State of Israel and subsequent departure of most of the Arab Palestinian among its residents, perceived as a catastrophe by many Palestinians and others.

Etymologies

From Arabic نَكْبَة (nákba, "disaster, catastrophe"), from نَكَبَ (nákaba, "to make miserable"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Nakba" - the Arabic word meaning "catastrophe" that Palestinians use to describe the events of 1948.

    Being Anti-Israel and Anti-Zionist Is the "New Anti-Semitism"

  • The term Nakba was first used by the Pan-Syrian movement several decades before Israel was established, to protest the grant of most of the Palestine Mandate to Transjordan (now Jordan).

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  • Common Fergus , you can't deny that every Israeli knows exactly what the term Nakba means , if they believe the Narrative that was bombarded by the news papers and media in Israel is a different question .

    The Guardian World News

  • They just cannot abide any Jewish presence, hence their term Nakba, or catastrophe when Israel was created.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • But this year also marks 60 years since 750,000 Palestinians were brutally expelled from their homeland in what they refer to as the Nakba or "catastrophe."

    UN's Assessment of Human Rights Violations in Occupied Palestine

  • Every year in mid-May many Palestinians mark what they call Nakba, or the catastrophe, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 and the start of a war in which thousands of Palestinians lost their homes through expulsion and flight.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Clashes between protesters and Israeli forces on the borders with Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and West Bank left as many as nine dead on May 15, as Palestinians marked the anniversary of what they call the "Nakba," Arabic for catastrophe, referring to their displacement in 1948 as a result of the creation of the state of Israel.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Clashes between protesters and Israeli forces on the frontiers with Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and West Bank left as many as nine dead on May 15, as Palestinians marked the anniversary of what they call the "Nakba," Arabic for catastrophe, referring to their displacement in 1948 as a result of the creation of the state of Israel.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • When it is not being denied outright, the Holocaust is viewed by Arabs in general, and Palestinians in particular, as moral and political justification for the creation of the State of Israel (called "The Catastrophe," or, in Arabic, "Nakba") and as an event that condemns Palestinians to perpetual victimhood, say experts.

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  • "The Palestinians will celebrate their statehood when they erase the word Nakba from their lexicon," said Livni, whose father, Eitan, who died in 1991, played an active part in effecting the genocidal campaign of murder and terror that culminated in the establishment of Israel.

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