Introduction

November 13, 1947 Lydda Airport Assigned to Jewish State
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November 13, 1947 Lydda Airport Assigned to Jewish State

“The Lydda airport (e.g. Ben Gurion Airport) originally contained in the Arab state was assigned to the Jewish state.” Source: New York Times, November 12, 1947

November 1947 – July 1949 Arab Refugees
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November 1947 – July 1949 Arab Refugees

“The Arab exodus from the areas that became the Jewish State at the end of the War occurred over the space of 20 months, from the end of November 1947 to July 1949… The exodus of the rich from Jaffa and Haifa over December 1947 to March 1948 was vastly different from the mass urban […]

November 1947 Fighting in Areas Earmarked for Jewish Statehood
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November 1947 Fighting in Areas Earmarked for Jewish Statehood

“Most of the fighting between November 1947 and mid-May 1948 occurred in the areas earmarked for Jewish statehood … and where the Jews enjoyed demographic superiority. Almost no fighting occurred in the almost exclusively Arab-populated central and upper Galilee and Samaria …” Source: Morris, Benny. 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War. New Haven [Conn.]: […]

August 4, 1947 Economic Strictures Against Jews in Egypt
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August 4, 1947 Economic Strictures Against Jews in Egypt

Economic strictures against the Jews were initiated through the issuance of the so-called Company Law No. 138 of 1947.  The law was officially published on August 4, 1947 and provided that within three months 75 percent of the white collar workers, 90 percent of the laborers and 40 percent of the boards of directors of […]

July 22, 1947 Lebanese Dignitaries Refuse to Recognize a Jewish Palestine
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July 22, 1947 Lebanese Dignitaries Refuse to Recognize a Jewish Palestine

His Excellency, the Vice-President of the Council of Lebanon: “ … Gentlemen, the Arab countries which have been together for thousands of years, free from anything which marred their harmony, will not allow the imposition of a home that will menace their close relationship.  They will therefore defend themselves by defending Arab Palestine and by […]

November 9, 2015 Kuwait discriminated against Israelis
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November 9, 2015 Kuwait discriminated against Israelis

Kuwait Airways The U.S. Department of Justice found that Kuwait illegally discriminated against prospective Israeli passenger and issued a cease-and-desist notice to the airline, which has indicated it will refuse to comply. “Kuwait and Israel are in a state of war, lack diplomatic relations and the state of Kuwait does not and cannot recognize Israeli […]

May 1947 Arabs View Palestine as part of Syria
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May 1947 Arabs View Palestine as part of Syria

As late as May 1947, Arab representatives reminded the United Nations in a formal statement, “Palestine is a … part of the Province of Syria … Politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity.” Source: Howe and Gershman, Ed., ISRAEL, THE ARABS AND THE MIDDLE EAST; […]

1947 Mufti requests from European Countries to Disallow Jewish Emmigration
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1947 Mufti requests from European Countries to Disallow Jewish Emmigration

“My letters [to the European countries, requesting them not to allow Jews to leave] had positive and useful results for the Palestinian problem … That is the reason why a complaint was made against me to the UN in 1947, according to which my letters had prevented the immigration of hundreds of thousands of Jews […]

October 1946 President Truman to King of Saudi Arabia
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October 1946 President Truman to King of Saudi Arabia

Letter to the King of Saudi Arabia “The Government and the people of the United States have given support to the concept of a Jewish national home in Palestine ever since the termination of the First World War, which resulted in the freeing of a large area of the Near East, including Palestine, and the […]

August 13, 1946 The British Restrict Jewish Immigration
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August 13, 1946 The British Restrict Jewish Immigration

“THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT LAST WEEK CONCEDED THE DEMAND OF THE PALESTINE ARAB LEADERS WHO, UNDER THE ADVICE OF THE FORMER MUFTI OF JERUSALEM, DEMANDED IMMEDIATE STOPPAGE OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION AND DEPORTATION OF JEWS WHO WERE ALREADY IN HAIFA HARBOR, AS A CONDITION FOR ATTENDING A ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO CONVENE” […]