Deir Yassin Remembered

The Deir Yassin massacre is a bitter symbol of a long history of terror and repression, to which to our shame we have contributed in many substantial ways, and still do. We should not only remember, but also rethink and understand, and more important, act to bring some measure of justice to people who have suffered gravely.
ŚNoam Chomsky
Remembering Deir Yassin: The Future of Israel and Palestine
Book Description

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.

Table of Contents
  1. The Purpose of Deir Yassin Remembered by Daniel A. McGowan
  2. Remembering Deir Yassin: A Reflection on Memory and Justice by Marc H. Ellis
  3. The End of Innocence by Salma Khadra Jayyusi
  4. Jewish Eye-Witness: An Interview with Meir Pa'il by Daniel A. McGowan
  5. Assault and Massacre by Sheila Cassidy
  6. The Surviving Children of Deir Yassin by Pat McDonnell Twair
  7. A Memorial Landscape Design for Deir Yassin by Fuad Bassim Nijim
  8. The Last Memorials to Atrocity in the Holy Land? byRami Khouri
  9. On the New Diaspora: A Jewish Meditation by on the Future of Israel/Palestine byMarc H. Ellis
  10. Toward an Arab-Jewish Humanism by Muhammad Hallaj
  11. Christianity and the Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations by Rosemary Radford Ruether
  12. A Vision for the Palestinian Future by Souad Dajani
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