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' Fate—Again!
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 Plan
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 leaders—Alon, Sharon, Dayan, Rabin and Peres—sought 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.