Nakba Day (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakba, meaning "Day of the Catastrophe") is generally commemorated on 15 May, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut). For the Palestinians it is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.
The day was inaugurated by Yasser Arafat in 1998.
Decision to relocate into the disputed city in the same week as Israel’s 70th anniversary raises concerns of increased tension
The move on 14 May will mark the start of a potentially volatile week when Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary and Palestinians mark the “catastrophe”, or Nakba, of their displacement on the 15th.
On the weekend ahead of the embassy opening, thousands of Israelis are expected to mark what they say is the city’s reunification in a Jerusalem Day rally. Often made up of religious settlers, tThese marches pass through Muslim district of the Old City and in previous years groups have chanted anti-Arab insults.
In the south, demonstrations in Gaza have been supported by Hamas, which rules the enclave and has fought three wars with Israel. With two-thirds of Gaza’s 2 million people being refugees or their descendants, protesters are demanding a “right to return” to their ancestral homes.
“The intensity of these marches will reach its zenith on 14 May,” said Mkhaimar Abusada, a political scientist at Gaza’s Al-Azhar University. He said opening the embassy in a week in which Palestinians remember what they see as their defining tragedy is misguided. “It’s like the US is insisting on making the Palestinians remember this day as a very sad day in their history and in their struggle against the Israeli occupation,” he said.
The US embassy move will be preceded by the 12 May deadline for Trump to decide whether to walk away from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and reinstate sanctions on Tehran. Pulling out of the deal would add pressure on the Iranian leadership at a time when Israel has warned of open war and engaged in direct confrontation, targeting Iranian military sites in neighbouring Syria.
"Nakba Day" = 59 (English Ordinal)
Day of the Catastrophe" = 303 (Reverse Ordinal)
Tue, 15 May 2018 = 1st of Sivan, 5778
א׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח
Parashat Bamidbar (in Diaspora)
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
45th day of the Omer
Rosh Chodesh Sivan" = 187 (English Ordinal)
Rosh Chodesh Sivan" = 69 (Septenary)
First of Sivan" = 59 (Full Reduction)
Nakba Day" = 59 (English Ordinal)
forty fifth day of the Omer" = 101 (Chaldean)
forty fifth day of the Omer" = 137 (Reverse Full Reduction EP)
forty fifth day of the Omer" = 253 (Jewish Ordinal)22nd Tri
2 days later it's 3/3 on the Hebrew calendar.
Sivan is the 3rd month of the Hebrew year
Thu, 17 May 2018 = 3rd of Sivan, 5778
ג׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח
Parashat Bamidbar (in Diaspora)
47th day of the Omer
"ג׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח" = 45 (Hebrew Reduction)
"ג׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח" = 117 (Hebrew Ordinal)
"ג׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח" = 909 (Hebrew Gematria)
"ג׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח" = 1559 (Hebrew Soffits)
forty seventh day of the Omer" = 3003 (English Extended)
forty seventh day of the Omer" = 1176 (Reverse Satanic)48th Tri
Nakba Day is generally commemorated on May 15, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israel's Independence. In Israel, Nakba Day events have been held by some Arab citizens on Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day), which is celebrated in Israel on the Hebrew calendar date (5 Iyar or shortly before or after). Because of the differences between the Hebrew and the Gregorian calendars, Independence Day and the official 15 May date for Nakba Day usually only coincide every 19 years.