The Palestinian catastrophe of 1948
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- The Continuing Catastrophe
- Scottish Friends of Palestine, Palestine
Information Bulletin, 1 July 1998. A summary of events
in the first week of 1948. Contradiction between the aim to
destroy Palestine and Israel's need of Palestine.
- Palestinian Refugees
- U.S. State Department Briefing, National Press Club, Washington,
D.C. 3 March 2000. Regarding the Palestinian right of return.
Testimony by a survivor of the Kantura massacre in 1948 and by
the legal advisor to the delegation to the peace negotiations
1991-93, who aims to correct a version of history that has
suffered from exclusion and denial.
- Arabs and Jews unite to commemorate massacre
- By Robert Fisk, The Indpendent, 15
March 2001. A group of British Jews and Arabs in London
commemorates the Israeli massacre of Arab men, women and
children at Deir Yassin in 1948, which contributed more than
anything else to the mass exodus of Palestinians from their
land at the time of the founding of the Israeli state.
- Deir Yassin remembers and
The Quilt: Much
too little, much too late, much too easy. Pathetic response from
Arab American Organizations
- Mid-East Realities, 19 April 1998.
Most Arab regimes and the groups they sponsor in Washington
act far too late and far too little, not to mention their
weakness and corruption, amateurism and repression. The recent
Deir Yassin newspaper ad and
The Quilt of the
Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee [ADC].
- AP Misstating Refugees' FateAgain!
- By Sami Deeb, 8 January 2001. A letter to the Associated Press
to correct its bias. The vast majority of the 1948 Palestinian
refugees (over 90 percent) were either expelled by Israel, or
fled in panic in the face of the advancing Israeli army, which
consciously and deliberately used massacres and terror as means
to force the Palestinians to leave, and Israel's historians
have recognized this fact well over a decade ago.
The Second Half of 1948: The Sharon-Ya'Alon
- By Prof. Tanya Reinhart, Mid-East Realities,
[20 June 2001]. The Israeli military and political
elites deliberated how to keep maximum land with minimum
Palestinian population. The 1948 leadersAlon, Sharon,
Dayan, Rabin and Peressought the redemption of land, but
because this would make Palestinians into Israeli citizens,
with Jews have a minority status, two plans were developed.
The Alon plan for annexation of 35-40% of the territories, and
self-rule in a confederation for the rest.