The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict - Part III, pp. 107-158 Summary & Analysis

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part III, pp. 107-158 Summary and Analysis

This section covers the period from May 1948, when the State of Israel is established, to 1967 and the Arab-Israel war. Israel declares independence on May 14, 1948. The British mandate ends and troops from various Arab countries enter Palestine.

On July 5, 1950, the Knesset passes the Law of Return which gives every Jew the right to immigrate to Israel.

In April 1963 the Arabs publish the Manifesto of the United Arab Republic which states the governing principles of the United Arab Republic. This same year sees the charter of the Palestine Liberation Organization come into being. It calls for the establishment of a National Assembly and a General Assembly. A Palestinian lawyer named Ahmed Shukairy is instrumental in this effort.

Jerusalem is made an international city by the United Nations to be administered by the United Nations. Included in this...

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