Publish yr note: First released October twenty eighth 2000
The finish of the British mandate in Palestine heralded the start of the recent country of Israel. It additionally marked the tip of 1 of the main tumultuous and momentous chapters in Israeli background. however the new country, born right into a adverse atmosphere and suffering from the manifold calls for of sovereignty, must face many post-Independence demanding situations to its life, no longer least within the kind of armed clash and war of words with its Arab neighbours.
This volume examines the conflicts that from the 1948 till the 1967 Six Day struggle got here to outline the Israeli fight for life
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See also BGWD, 27 June 1947, and his analysis in the protocol of the meeting of the defence committee on 19 October 1947, Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem, Israel (hereinafter CZA). 15. 143-4. 16. Behind the Curtain: A Report by an Iraqi Parliamentary Committee on the Palestine War, tr. S. 54, 55-6. 17. 130-35. 18. 132-3. 19. 133-4. 20. 136-7. See also Haim Levenberg, The Military Preparation of the Arab Community in Palestine, 1945-1948, London, 1993, pp. 126-54, 239—40. 21. 51-2; Sela, 'The Palestine Arabs in the 1948 War', p.
The Hagana High Command therefore decided in February 1948 that its operational aims should be the 'taking over [of territory] inside the [Jewish] state, and [setting up] defence along its borders'. 57 This was easier said than done. 59 By March, the Mufti's campaign against the Jewish convoys proved successful, for a number of reasons. To begin with, the Palestinian camp was strengthened by the arrival of several hundred trained fighters recruited by Abd al-Qadir al-Husseini and Hassan Salame in Syria.
148-9. 23. From Amman to Foreign Office, 21 December 1947, FO 371/61583/E12132. 24. Protocol of Jewish Agency Executive meeting, 18 June 1947, CZA, S/100/52b. This decision reiterated earlier resolutions. See, for example, protocols of Jewish Agency Executive meetings on 21 March, 26 May and 8 June 1947. 363—4. 43 25. Protocol of the Jewish Agency Executive meeting, 30 November 1947, CZA, S/100/53b; Ben-Gurion to the High Commissioner, Avizohar, Paamei Medina, p. 20-21; Ben-Gurion's speech to the Mapai Centre, 3 December 1947, LPA, 25/47.