May 11, 2021
A virtual tour of the destroyed Palestinian village, Lifta, occupied in 1948 and completely depopulated.
Our personal tour guide, Umar al-Ghubari, showed us why Lifta is a symbol of the “Nakba,” — the catastrophe for Palestinians still living out the impact of 1948 until today.
Umar al-Ghubari has worked for decades in the field of political education, shifting the discourse in Israel/Palestine to address the denial of the 1948 Nakba, to mark the Nakba in Palestinian communities, organizing visits and tours in the destroyed and expelled Palestinian towns. He works to inspire not just a humanitarian response but political responsibility that might effect change.
Asaad Mahmoud Abu Asaad participated in the Parents Circle’s Parallel Narrative Experience (PNE) program in 2012 as part of a cohort of Palestinian and Israeli social activists. He lives in the village of Idna, near Hebron in the West Bank.
Naomi Gerstein participated in the Parents Circle’s Parallel Narrative Experience (PNE) program from 2018 to 2019 as part of a cohort of Israeli and Palestinian parents of teenagers. She lives in Pardes Hanna, Israel.
American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum