Israel’s true legal foundation can be traced to the Balfour Declaration and the international documents that it was incorporated into and that are still in effect today with respect to the West Bank.
Oswaldo Aranha supported and steadily negotiated to reach a majority in favor of the 1947 resolution that partitioned the British Mandate of Palestine.
The UN annually marks Palestinian solidarity on the anniversary of the 1947 vote to partition territory under Resolution 181.
A note about my father’s account of the night of the UN vote for Partition, November 29, 1947
The program will work to create educational programs focused on strengthening the historic ties between Israel and the United States.
In San Remo, the League of Nations decided to turn much of the former Ottoman Empire into new nation-states: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan all emerged from this process, along with Israel.
Though I am totally opposed to equating the Holocaust with the Nakba, Israel is no different from Poland in its approach to its own national narrative and national myths.
The term “occupation” simply does not do justice to Israel’s role on the West Bank.
Simon Wiesenthal Center rabbi: “It’s really a tally of a White House effort to get votes for a Jewish homeland.”
In other words, the day which could have signaled the dawn of a Palestinian Arab state 70 years ago is now misrepresented as the start of an Israeli campaign of ethnic cleansing.