Jan. 18, 2019
- Pretend Palestinian Refugees and their “Double Identity” – Nadav Shragai
Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor, director of the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, has prepared an exhibit focusing on the regular, successful life stories of Palestinians that illustrate the absurdity of their claims to refugee status.
Gaza-born Tareq Abu Nahel now lives in Oslo and has launched a successful career as a rapper. Hoda Daoud, who lives in Lebanon, holds a degree in mathematics and economics from the American University of Beirut and recently posted pictures of her holiday in Morocco. Batoul Bilali, who earned a BA in business administration, frequents the theater and art galleries in Lebanon.
Iyad el-Baghdadi, 41, a native of Kuwait, is a noted author and human rights activist who now lives with his family in Norway. Mona Hatoum, 67, was born in Lebanon, lives in Britain, and holds British citizenship; her art work is on display in prominent museums. Shukran Murtaja, 48, a native of Saudi Arabia, became a famous actress in films and TV in Syria. Mayssoun Azzam, 45, a native of Abu Dhabi, is a television broadcaster in Dubai.
Fatma Dabdus, born in the U.S., teaches at the school of medicine at the American University of Beirut. Abdul Rahman Katanani earned an MFA from the Lebanese University in Beirut and is a famous artist. Their lives are in no way reminiscent of the image of helpless refugees who need international aid. (Israel Hayom)