The Nakba refers to the experiences of Palestinians in Palestine (Eretz Yisrael) when they went from a majority to a minority, and the region went from centuries of control under Islamic Caliphates to independence under a Jewish state.
Because the Damgana impacted Jewish people, and especially because it happened in the Islamic world and involved countries that declared war on Israel (such as Iraq and Yemen), some people have mistakenly accused any effort to recognize the DamGana as being effort to silence criticism of Israel or repress knowledge of the Nakba. If you take a moment to think, it is clear there is no reason for that assumption. Many communities around the world were impacted by World War I, World War II, and the aftermath. That is why these were called world wars. Acknowledging the multiple events that occurred adds to knowledge, and one does not detract from the other.
It is important to understand similarities and overlaps between the Damgana and the Nakba,
• Both have reshaped the political psychology of the Middle East.
• Approximately equal numbers of Jewish and non-Jewish people were displaced.
• Both events involved major demographic changes.
There are also major differences between the Damgana and the Nakba, with relation to the Jewish state and the Islamic states,
• In the Nakba, Arabs went from a majority to a minority in Palestine.
• In the Damgana, Jews were already minorities to begin with.
• In the Nakba, there was a frontline between Jewish and Arab forces.
• In the Damgana, no such conflict was occurring with domestic Jewish citizens.
• In the Nakba, neither a Jewish nor an Islamic state existed yet in Palestine.
• In the Damgana, the Islamic states already existed and Jews were already citizens.
• After the Nakba, there remains continuous Palestinian presence.
• After the Damgana, there is almost no Jewish presence.
• After the Nakba, Palestinians continue to be eligible for citizens.
• After the Damgana, Jewish citizens permanently lost this right.
• After the Nakba, there are more Palestinians in Palestine than ever in history.
• After the Damgana, over 99% of Jewish populations are gone.