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  4/9/2013, Nisan 29, 5773

Tel Aviv University to Host Nakba Seminar


Tel Aviv University will host an academic seminar on "The Nakba in Israel's national memory", according to a Tuesday-morning report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. Nakba - literally catastrophe - is the term that hostile Arabs use to describe the establishment of Israel as a modern Jewish state. They call May 15th, the secular-calendar date of Israel's Independence, Nakba Day.

Scheduling of the gathering has been greeted with outrage, primarily reflected in chatter on social media. Two people were arrested in clashes that broke out last year, during right-wing demonstrations against a Nakba day observance at the school.