The PLO and the Six-Day War

January 13, 1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO/ Fatah
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January 13, 1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO/ Fatah

The Palestine Liberation Organization was formed.  Its Charter states that the organization’s aim is to “attain the objective of liberating Israel.” “Zionism in a colonialist movement in its inception, aggressive and expansionist in its goals, racist and segregationist in its configuration and fascist in its means and aims. Israel in its capacity as the spearhead […]

January 13, 1964 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah
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January 13, 1964 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah

The PLO came into being as a result of a resolution engineered by Nasser at the first Arab Summit Meeting in Cairo, January 13-16, 1964. Nasser aided by Syrian prime minister Amin al-Hafez and Iraqi president ‘Abd al-Salam ‘Aref, sought to forge a subservient Palestinian instrument with which to batter Israel, while at the same […]

May 28, 1967 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO
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May 28, 1967 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO

Ahmed Shukairy, Head of the Palestine Liberation Organization: “China supplies us with weapons so that they be used for the liberation.  The weapons of China which we have received free of charge will be put into action in order to destroy Tel-Aviv.” Source: 40, p. 10.

May 29, 1967 Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO
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May 29, 1967 Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO

May 29, 1967 Islamic Murder, Mayhem, and Mutilation Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO Before the 1967 Six Day War, the PLO’s Ahmed Shukairy claimed that the Arabs would throw the Jews into the sea. He later denies making this statement, but many Palestinian leaders impute it to him. He also reportedly says that if the Arabs […]

July 17, 1968 Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO
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July 17, 1968 Palestine Liberation Organization/ PLO

PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION (PLO) NATIONAL CHARTER: RESOLUTIONS OF THE PALESTINE NATIONAL COUNCIL JULY 1-17 “Article 1: Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestine people; it is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab nation. Article 2: Palestine, with the boundaries it had during […]

Hit the Beach, Marines But Mind the Sunbathers, Alasdair Soussi, Jerusalem Report, June 10, 2008.
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Hit the Beach, Marines But Mind the Sunbathers, Alasdair Soussi, Jerusalem Report, June 10, 2008.

Turning the clock back 50 years, when Washington invoked the Eisenhower Doctrine and sent in the Marines to thwart the forces of international communism in Lebanon As Hizballah demonstrated its political and military dominance over Lebanon in early May, it’s doubtful that anyone in the Bush Administration seriously even entertained the thought that American military […]

The PLO and the Six-Day War, 1957-1967
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The PLO and the Six-Day War, 1957-1967

Overview The Story, 1948-1980, MyJewishLearning.com. Primary sources Letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Edward L.R. Elson, July 31, 1958. Address by Israel’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Abba Eban in the United Nations Security Council, June 6, 1967. The Khartoum Resolutions, September 1, 1967. United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967. Newspaper articles Egyptian Troops […]

Israel after 1967
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Israel after 1967

Golda Meir and John F. Kennedy, Dec. 27, 1962.
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Golda Meir and John F. Kennedy, Dec. 27, 1962.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967.
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967.

Cyclostyled sheet marked for general distribution (within the UN presumably). It calls for i. Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict; ii. Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and […]