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August 15, 2013

Israel’s Declaration of Independence

May 14, 1948: https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Declaration-of-Independence-Israel.pdf

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August 15, 2013

Israel Upholds Citizenship Bar for Palestinian Spouses

For full BBC news story (January, 2012), click here.

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August 15, 2013

Acquisition of Israeli Nationality

Document from Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on how to become an Israeli citizen: Full text of information sheet on how to acquire Israeli nationality

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June 28, 2013

Memory of the Cactus: Film

A 42 minute documentary film that combines the cactus and the memories it stands for. The film addresses the story of the destruction of the Palestinian villages of Latroun in the Occupied West Bank and…

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June 28, 2013

The Peel Commission Report Summary: July 1937

The Commission was formed in response to the breakout of hostilities between Arabs and Jews in Mandate Palestine in April 1936. The Commission concluded that only partition of Palestine between Arabs and Jews offered the…

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May 30, 2013

Going back to Lifta, a Palestinian exile returns: Video

Yacoub Odeh, a Palestinian who fled from Lifta, west Jerusalem in 1948, shows film-maker Mat Heywood around his deserted home village, now under threat from Israeli plans to build a luxury resort. Click here to…

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May 21, 2013

1979 speech by Vice President Mondale: International responses to refugee crises from Nazi Europe to the Vietnam War

In this speech to a U.N. conference in 1979, U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale cites the Evian conference’s refugee decisions in making a case for expanding immigration quotas for refugees from Southeast Asia. This helps…

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May 21, 2013

We put the Arabs on buses

In May 1948, the 13th battalion conquered Beit She’an (Bisan), one of the 17 largest Arab towns in Palestine. In fact, it was not a conquest, but rather occupation in the wake of surrender. In his book, Zamir writes that the battalion commander, Avraham Yoffe, convinced the mayor of the town to surrender, after promising that nothing bad would happen to him or his 7,000 residents.

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May 21, 2013

Absentees’ Property Law

This law defines absentees, vests absentees’ property rights in care of “the Custodian,” and grants to the Custodian “every right an absentee had in any property,” so that the “status of the Custodian shall be…

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May 21, 2013

Survival of the Fittest?: An Interview with Benny Morris by Ari Shavit

Historian Benny Morris, who opened the Pandora’s box of Zionism, has found a new way to deal with the demons he unleashed. He justifies the expulsion of the Arabs in 1948, bemoans the fact that…

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