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Jewish origin. Born in Palestine.

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  • Reflections of a daughter of the '48 Generation'
    • What Tikva wrote correponds entirely to my own experience as a child in Palestine/Israel. There are two differences between her experience and mine that may be interesting to mention: First, I am of a younger generation, being born in 1941, so in the war of 1948 I was only 7 years old. Second, my family and myself lived in a mixed Arab-Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem where we had friendly relations with Christian and Muslim neighbours. My mother, for example, who was born in Germany, learned some Arabic and could speak with our neighbours. My father, although a religious Jew, was extremely tolerant of non-Jews and was not an ardent Zionist.

      For these reasons, I felt all my life comfortable with Arab people. My positive emotional relation to Arab culture predates my discovery that Zionism is a racist ideology, which in turn predated my discovery of the Zionist criminal enterpreise (Nakba etc).

      In the end Tikva and my roads merged. I am extremely touched by Tikva's account and wish her long life.

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