The Israeli city of Lod is the Palestinian city of Lyd, which once sat on the main railway junction. In 1948, tens of thousands of Palestinians were exiled from Lyd in order to resettle the town with Jews. It became a mixed Palestinian-Jewish city located 20 minutes away Tel Aviv. Our protagonist, the first Arab hip-hop artist, lives in the ghetto of Lyd. In one of his lyrics, he writes: Damn this land. Damn Junction 48. The Palestinian citizens of Israel are often referred to as 48ers. JUNCTION 48 is the story of Kareem, Manar, and their particular community: the 48ers. But it‘s also a universal story, the story of young Arab Muslims around the world who are searching for a unique language of universality.
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