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SUNDAY SCREENING: How Britain Created Israel & ‘The Nakba’ (2013)

EDITOR’S NOTE: While 21WIRE has been extremely critical of Al Jazeera’s relentless production of regime change propaganda and extreme bias designed to undermine both Syria and Libya since 2011, the following documentary about Britain’s central role in the foundation of the Zionist Project is both historically accurate and extremely informative. We sincerely wish that the Qatari-controlled media outlet will one day apply the same principles of journalism to telling the truth about Syria.

This week’s documentary film curated by our editorial team at 21WIRE.

“The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago….” Before the brutality of the Israelis, there was the brutality of the British… This is the first in a four-part series on the ‘Nakba’, meaning the ‘catastrophe’, about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and the establishment of the state of Israel. It start in 1799 with Napoleon’s attempted advance into Palestine to check British expansion and his appeal to world Jewry to claim a homeland there. The story then moves into the British Mandate in Palestine and the ‘Nakba’ where residents were ethnically cleansed by European settler paramilitaries who forced hundreds of thousands of native Arabs from their homes. And that’s only the beginning.

Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrophe – Episode 1:

Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrophe – Episode 2

Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrophe – Episode 3

Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrophe – Episode 4

Run time: 47 min
Produced by: Al Jazeera English (2013)