Revealing the Past – Breaking with Silence: The Yemenite Babies Affair and the Israeli Media

Revealing the Past – Breaking with Silence: The Yemenite Babies Affair and the Israeli Media Holy Land Studies 10.2 (2011): 229–248 DOI: 10.3366/hls.2011.0016 © Edinburgh University Press www.eupjournals.com/hls REVIEW ARTICLE REVEALING THE PAST – BREAKING WITH SILENCE: THE YEMENITE BABIES AFFAIR AND THE ISRAELI MEDIA Claris Harbon Member of the Israeli Bar Association Doctor of Civil Law Candidate and O’Brien Fellow, the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Faculty of Law McGill University Room 602 3644 Peel Street Montreal, Quebec, Canada claris.harbon@mail.mcgill.ca ‘I come from there. I render the sky unto her mother When the sky weeps for her mother. And I weep to make myself known To a returning cloud. I learnt all the words worthy of the court of blood So that I could break the rule.’ Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish, ‘I Come From There’ Prologue ‘The struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting’ (Kundera 1999: 4) Bell Hooks wrote about the ways by which black women have been indoctrinated, from elementary schools to higher education, to accept, admire and further ‘perpetuate both consciously and unconsciously the very evils that oppressed [them]’ (Hooks 1981: 120), thus, implementing in their ‘psyches a seed of the racial imperialism that would keep [them] forever in bondage’ (Hooks 1981: 121). How http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Holy Land Studies Edinburgh University Press

Revealing the Past – Breaking with Silence: The Yemenite Babies Affair and the Israeli Media

Holy Land Studies, Volume 10 (2): 229 – Nov 1, 2011

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press, 2011
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Review Article; Islamic Studies
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1474-9475
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1750-0125
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10.3366/hls.2011.0016
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Holy Land Studies 10.2 (2011): 229–248 DOI: 10.3366/hls.2011.0016 © Edinburgh University Press www.eupjournals.com/hls REVIEW ARTICLE REVEALING THE PAST – BREAKING WITH SILENCE: THE YEMENITE BABIES AFFAIR AND THE ISRAELI MEDIA Claris Harbon Member of the Israeli Bar Association Doctor of Civil Law Candidate and O’Brien Fellow, the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Faculty of Law McGill University Room 602 3644 Peel Street Montreal, Quebec, Canada claris.harbon@mail.mcgill.ca ‘I come from there. I render the sky unto her mother When the sky weeps for her mother. And I weep to make myself known To a returning cloud. I learnt all the words worthy of the court of blood So that I could break the rule.’ Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish, ‘I Come From There’ Prologue ‘The struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting’ (Kundera 1999: 4) Bell Hooks wrote about the ways by which black women have been indoctrinated, from elementary schools to higher education, to accept, admire and further ‘perpetuate both consciously and unconsciously the very evils that oppressed [them]’ (Hooks 1981: 120), thus, implementing in their ‘psyches a seed of the racial imperialism that would keep [them] forever in bondage’ (Hooks 1981: 121). How

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