A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, May 15, 2015

Nakba Day

Today is May 15, the date traditionally marked by Palestinians as Nakba Day, coinciding with the end of the Palestine Mandate on May 15 and the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948, Israel celebrates its independence day according to the Jewish calendar date, so the two rarely coincide.

More posts coming soon; I'm still recovering.


Anonymous said...

Cafe Riche closing. How sad.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Indeed. A post is coming,