State of Israel

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.]: […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

April 1946 Arab Refusal to Allow Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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April 1946 Arab Refusal to Allow Jewish Immigration to Palestine

“Absolute, unqualified refusal of Arabs to acquiesce in admission of a single Jew to Palestine is the outstanding feature of Arab politics today” Source: 74, p. 17.

March 25, 1946 Arab Higher Committee to Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry
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March 25, 1946 Arab Higher Committee to Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry

Address by Mr. Emil Ghoury (member of the Arab Higher Committee) to the final session of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry: “The Palestine Arabs are not alone in their struggle against the Balfour Declaration and the mandate. The entire Arab and Muslim worlds support them in any stand they may take vis-a-vis the Zionist policy… […]

1946 Palestinian Officials Statement to Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945
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1946 Palestinian Officials Statement to Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945

STATEMENT OF PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS TO THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY OF 1945: “The whole Arab people is unalterably opposed to the attempt to impose Jewish immigration and settlement upon it, and ultimately to re-establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Its opposition is based primarily on right. The Arabs of Palestine are descendants of the indigenous […]

1946 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel
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1946 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel

Azzam Pasha, Secretary of the League of Arab States, early in 1946 before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry: Our brother has gone to Europe and to the West and come back something else.  He has come back with a totally different conception of things, West and not Eastern.  That doesn’t mean that we are necessarily […]