Project 48

Project48 (P48) is designed to educate students, stakeholder groups and arts & culture audiences in the US about the Nakba – the mass expulsion of the Palestinian people from their ancestral homes and lands during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. P48 centers Palestinian scholars and the first-person voices of refugees in order to accurately convey the traumatic, generational impact of this foundational event, as well as the realities of the ongoing Nakba, characterized by seven decades of dispossession and a denial of basic human rights.

P48 challenges dominant narratives and prevailing assumptions in order to embolden a rights-based approach to the conflict, including the Right of Return and reparations for Palestinian refugees.

FMEP and P48 co-hosted a webinar in November, 2021, entitled “The Nakba and its Generational Impact on Palestinian lives: Memory, Identity, and a Future rooted in Justice,” which featured Palestinians who lived through the 1948 Nakba and their descendants: Nida El-Muti, Dina El-Muti, and Hasan Hammami in conversation with Peter Beinart (FMEP Non-resident fellow).