This issue of Just Voices is on the theme of the 70-year anniversary of the birth of the state of Israel. The creation of this ‘state for all Jews’ is something that has been widely celebrated amongst global Jewish communities. But as we are seeing a growing number of us dissenting and questioning Israel’s human rights abuses and policies of occupation today, we look back through history to this year, 1948, and the ways that Israel’s beginnings are woven into its political and social structures.
Articles in this issue have been selected to provide a collection of contemporary commentaries on 1948 and current issues on Israel/Palestine from Jewish and Palestinian writers. Articles in this issue do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the AJDS.