The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited
Cambridge University Press, 2004 - 640 pages
Benny Morris' The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem was published in 1988. Its startling revelations about how and why 700,000 Palestinians left their homes and became refugees during the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 undermined traditional interpretations as to whether they left voluntarily or were expelled as part of a systematic plan. This book represents a revised edition of the earlier work, compiled on the basis of newly-opened Israeli military archives. While the focus remains the 1948 war and the analysis of the Palestinian exodus, the new material contains more information about what happened in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Haifa, and how events there led to the collapse of Palestinian urban society. It also sheds light on the battles and atrocities that resulted in the disintegration of rural communities. The story is a harrowing one. The refugees now number four million and their existence remains a major obstacle to peace.
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Around the time of the creation of the state of Israel, a large number of Palestinian Arabs were displaced and became refugees. The Israeli and Palestinian narratives that describe how this came to ... Read full review
why i can not coby a few pages from this book?
Background a brief history
The idea of transfer in Zionist thinking before 1948
The first wave the Arab exodus December 1947March 1948
The second wave the mass exodus AprilJune 1948
Deciding against a return of the refugees AprilDecember 1948
Blocking a return
The third wave the Ten Days918 Julyand the second truce 18 July15 October
The fourth wave the battles and exodus of OctoberNovember 1948