Archive for June, 2017

March 1951 Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries
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March 1951 Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries

In Iraq, every adult Jewish emigrant was permitted to take with him 50 dinars (about $140), and every minor, 30 dinars (a dinar is worth about 28c), in checks on an Ottoman bank, as well as sixty pounds of baggage per person.  All possessions of the emigrants, including photographs, were subject to censorship. However, after […]

March 7, 1951 Palestinian Refugees
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March 7, 1951 Palestinian Refugees

March 7, 1951 Palestinian Refugees The U.S. International Development Advisory Board called for the reclamation of the Tigris-Euphrates Valleys saying: “Several millions of acres of potentially fertile land could be irrigated and a new ‘bread basket’ created.  Perhaps two to three million persons could be settled on these new farms. If feasible and carried through […]

March 10, 1951 Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries
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March 10, 1951 Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

The Iraqi Parliament passed a new law freezing the property and bank accounts of those Jews who had surrendered their Iraqi citizenship and applied for admission to Israel. A Custodian General was appointed for the frozen property evaluated at between 90,000,000 and 100,000,000 dinars (approximately $280,000,000).  Although the law discusses only the freezing of assets, […]

March 25, 1951 Newspaper El Yom of Lebanon
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March 25, 1951 Newspaper El Yom of Lebanon

Newspaper El Yom of Lebanon “The pressure of the U. S. upon the Arabs to make peace with Israel stems from American fears concerning the fate of the Middle East in the event of a third World War.  This argument which is perhaps correct from the American point of view is just the reason which […]

May 4 – 8, 1951 Palestinian Refugees
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May 4 – 8, 1951 Palestinian Refugees

May 4 – 8, 1951 Palestinian Refugees The World Council of Churches, at its meeting in Beirut came to the conclusion that the solution for Arab refugees lay in their integration in Arab lands. “ … We are convinced that there can be no permanent solution of the problem of the Palestine refugees until there […]

May 12th, 1951 Jewish Refugees From Arab lands
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May 12th, 1951 Jewish Refugees From Arab lands

May 12th, 1951 Jewish Refugees From Arab lands  “…Even the 15,000 Jews (e.g. from Bagdad) choosing to remain here have great doubts about their future.  Some nationalist politicians have been peddling the slogan: ‘Nationalize oil and denationalize all the Jews…’ “Because of the ‘Freeze’ law, a Jew cannot take a cent with him in cash.  […]

May 20, 1951 Palestinian Refugees
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May 20, 1951 Palestinian Refugees

May 20, 1951 Palestinian Refugees  “There are plans afoot under which the refugees will return as invaders and conquerors…We want them to march forward from North and East and kill off the Zionist enemies of the (Arab) nation.” Source: Newspaper “Kul-shay” of Beirut

June 8, 1951 Palestinian Refugees  
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June 8, 1951 Palestinian Refugees  

June 8, 1951 Palestinian Refugees “As soon as the British had publicly announced the time for their relinquishment of the mandate and their withdrawal from Palestine, the Arab League began holding meetings and calling conferences, and its general secretary, Abdul-Rahman Azzam Pasha, published numerous reports and declarations in which he assured the Arab peoples and […]

June 12th, 1951 The Suez Crisis
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June 12th, 1951 The Suez Crisis

June 12th, 1951 The Suez Crisis The representative of Egypt told the Special Committee of the Mixed Armistice Commission on justification of Egypt’s blockade against Israel: “We are exercising a right of war.  We are still legally at war with Israel.  An Armistice does not put an end to a state of war.  It does […]

June 23rd, 1951 Azzam Pasha
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June 23rd, 1951 Azzam Pasha

Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League: “Making peace with Israel is out of the question.  The Arabs don’t want any mediation and our enmity toward Israel will last forever.” Source: Newspaper, Middle East Mirror June 23, 1951