Returning and Redemption

December 1951 Director of UNRWA in report to the Sixth General Assembly
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December 1951 Director of UNRWA in report to the Sixth General Assembly

December 1951 Arab Refugees The Director of UNRWA in his report to the Sixth General Assembly, wrote: “The refugees are better off than the poorest levels of the native population, and in some cases better off than the Arabs of Palestine. It is, to let statistics speak, indicative of the material side of the question […]

October 7, 1951 David Ben Gurion
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October 7, 1951 David Ben Gurion

  David Ben Gurion, the Prime Minister of Israel, in presenting the policies of his Government to the Parliament stated: “The Government … will strive for permanent peace with the neighboring countries, in cooperation with them in the development of the Middle East.”

October 1951 Palestine Conciliation Commission
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October 1951 Palestine Conciliation Commission

October 1951 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel At the meetings of the Palestine Conciliation Commission, the Arab states refused to agree to a pledge of non-aggression against Israel, a pledge offered by Israel to the Arab states.

September 27, 1951 The Times of London
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September 27, 1951 The Times of London

The Times of London When in September 1951 the Palestine Concilliation Commission submitted a five point peace proposal to the Israel and Arab delegations, providing inter alia for the “repatriation of Arab refugees in categories which could be integrated into the economy of the State of Israel and who wish to return and live in […]

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 […]