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Disenchantment of the Left: the lost Palestinian fight of Nizar and Bassel


Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 14:45

Jihane SFEIR (REPI/ULB), Contribution in EUME Workshop  Reading the '1979 Moment' in the Middle East, Berlin, June 15-16, 2017

Abstract: This contribution will focus on the trajectories of two Shiite fighters engaged in the Palestinian struggle. The aim is to analyze the Leftist militant memory as an object of writing history in order to understand the disenchantment of this group and the transformation of its fight into a more sectarian and national struggle. It is also an interrogation of a shared Leftist memory, Lebanese and Palestinian, and the writing of its history in the singular temporality of the Lebanese Civil War.