"When I wear the hijab," says Arij, a 15-year-old Palestinian Arab
, "I have respect for myself, my religion, and my God.
The illusion of resolving the Palestinian Arab
problem by this legerdemain has proven dangerous and costly.
Had he known better, a Palestinian Arab
state was possible through the Peel commission, the UN partition plan of 1947.
It is time to say that the Palestinian Arabs
had not ruled themselves for many centuries but not that there has never been a Palestinian Arab
The possibility was that, between 1937-39, American Jewish leaders, British and American officials, and Arab leaders would reach an agreement to transfer willing Palestinian Arab
peasants to an Arab country, either Transjordan or Iraq.
He also describes the parallel development of the Jewish and Arab communities and focuses on the emergence of their indigenous national movements: the Zionist and the Palestinian Arab
. The last part of the book is dedicated to the political and violent confrontation between these two movements that dominated the first half of the twentieth century and ended with the establishment of the State of Israel and the uprooting of the Palestinian Arabs
In fact, though, the evidence suggests that acceptance of the partition resolution was only a tactical move in ail overall strategy that aimed at eventually obtaining a greater share of Palestine, and thwarting the establishment of a Palestinian Arab
state in the rest of Palestine.
This is especially grave for Palestinian Arab
teenagers who, with this exam, are being forced to internalize humiliating statements about themselves and their families.
The UN funds the perpetuation of Palestinian Arab
'refugee' status and a UNRWA educational system which teaches the destruction of Israel, a plan to turn Jews into refugees..
Following the establishment of Israel, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion issued a shoot-to-kill order against any returning Palestinian Arab
, most of whom were desperate civilians seeking to recover their crops, property, or homes.
On the eve of that date, Israel declared its independence and its underground Jewish armed groups carried out the cleansing of much of Palestine through killings and terrorizing of unarmed Palestinian Arab
population, in what has been referred to as the Nakba, or catastrophe.
The development came after a group of 14 Palestinian Arab
factions announced in recent days thatthey backed a joint military operation with the Syrian government toexpel the ISIL terrorists from the Yarmuk neighborhood inSouth ofDamascus.