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September 21, 1951 Israel Offers Peace
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September 21, 1951 Israel Offers Peace

Israel Offers Peace Israel informed the Paris Conference of the Palestine Conciliation Commission of the United Nations that: “We are prepared here and now to extend to each and every one of the Arab States the offer of a pact of non-aggression.  We should see in acceptance of this offer a real token of the […]

September 1, 1951 Suez Canal
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September 1, 1951 Suez Canal

The U.N. Security Council resolution called upon Egypt “To terminate the restrictions on the passage of international shipping and goods through the Suez Canal wherever bound and to cease all interference with such shipping beyond that essential to the safety of shipping in the Canal itself and to the observance of the International Convention in […]

August 21, 1951 Muhammed en-Naccache, of Beirut
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August 21, 1951 Muhammed en-Naccache, of Beirut

August 21, 1951 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel Muhammed en-Naccache, of Beirut, a militant Arab Moslem journalist: “WE HAVE TO TELL THE WEST QUITE FRANKLY THAT EVEN IF ISRAEL COMPLIED WITH THE RESOLUTION OF THE UN REGARDING THE REPATRIATION OF REFUGEES AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE PARTITION BOUNDARIES – THIS […]

August 17, 1951 Egyptian newspaper, Musawwar, quotes Faris el-Khouri
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August 17, 1951 Egyptian newspaper, Musawwar, quotes Faris el-Khouri

The Egyptian newspaper, Musawwar, quoted Faris el-Khouri, former Syrian representative in the Security Council of the United Nations as saying: “There is only one place where we can oppose Israel and that is Palestine, and there is only one way in which we can crush her and that is by the force of arms.  Forty […]

August 9, 1951 Arab Refugees
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August 9, 1951 Arab Refugees

The Lebanese newspaper, Kul-Shay, placed the responsibility for the flight of the Arab refugees on the Arab states and scored their neglect of the problem, declaring: “Who brought the Palestinians to Lebanon as refugees, suffering now from the malign attitude of newspapers and communal leaders, who have neither honour nor conscience?   Who brought them over […]

June 28, 1951 Dr. J. Henry Carpenter, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Division of the Protestant Council of New York
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June 28, 1951 Dr. J. Henry Carpenter, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Division of the Protestant Council of New York

Dr. J. Henry Carpenter, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Division of the Protestant Council of New York, who visited Israel and Jordan in 1950, in an article published in the “Christian Century” of June 28th, 1951: “There can be no return of any substantial number of these (Arab refugees) to Israel … It is an […]

June 24, 1951 Iraqi Parliament, Fadil el-Jamali
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June 24, 1951 Iraqi Parliament, Fadil el-Jamali

The speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Fadil el-Jamali, is quoted by the Arab News Agency as follows: “He who will decide upon making peace with the enemy will act as if he were signing a death warrant for the Arab nations.”

June 17, 1951 Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League
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June 17, 1951 Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League

Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League: “The United Nations will not solve the Palestine problem but only the Arabs themselves can do it. They are now getting ready and preparing to take back Palestine…the day is not far.” Source:  27, p. 49-51.

June 6, 1951 Socialist Party of Syria quoted in the, Barda
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June 6, 1951 Socialist Party of Syria quoted in the, Barda

The leader of the Socialist Party of Syria is quoted in the Syrian newspaper, Barda, as declaring, in an address to members of his party: “Since the Arabs had already exhausted all means of peace, they have to fight with force in order to restore Palestine to its former owners.”

January 1952 Arab Refugees
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January 1952 Arab Refugees

January 1952 Arab Refugees In 1952, the United Nations decided to make an attempt to put through a number of large projects which could create a means of livelihood for substantial numbers of refugees. In January 1952, it established a three year $200 million reintegration fund, coupled with $50 million for relief.  Thereby it hoped […]