82. The tables turn

82. The tables turn

The fire of the Arab-Jew conflict that raged from the very next day after the verdict of the United Nations on the partition of Palestine refused to die down. In March 1948, considering the overall explosive situation, the United States withdrew its support to the Palestine Partition Plan of the United Nations. The US opposed […]

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81. The Final Battle begins….

81. The Final Battle begins….

The United Nations had approved the concept of the ‘Jewish homeland in Palestine’, but in spite of it, David Ben-Gurion was well-aware that it was to face numerous hurdles. Hence, for the last few months, he tried whatever he could to augment the manpower and the firepower of the Haganah. Importantly, Ben-Gurion put his efforts […]

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80. At last… Israel achieves International recognition

80. At last… Israel achieves International recognition

The attention of the whole world had by now focused on the decision that the United Nations would give on the plan of Palestine’s partition submitted by the special committee appointed by it (United Nations Special Committee on Palestine’ or the UNSCOP) for handling the Palestine issue. However, the Israeli leaders, especially David Ben-Gurion, were […]

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78. 1947….

78. 1947….

Enraged, David Ben-Gurion stormed out of the 22nd World Zionist Congress halfway, went directly to his hotel and started to pack his luggage. He had lost his patience. Thoughts were racing in his mind– Why should the Jews have to beg before the world even today to acquire their rightful ‘Promised Land’? Why do we […]

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76. Towards an armed struggle for the freedom….

76. Towards an armed struggle for the freedom….

The Jews having realized the inevitability of war, began active preparations to increase the troop numbers, the war equipment and also establish more Jewish settlements even at desolate locations. Rejecting the immigration restrictions by the British government, a growing number of Jewish immigrants, but ‘without a permit’, were being increasingly but silently taken into the […]

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