Peretz, Martin
May 1998
New Republic;05/11/98, Vol. 218 Issue 19, p54
Focuses on the fiftieth anniversary of the State of Israel, the first Jewish commonwealth since the destruction and dispersion more than 1,900 years ago. Description of the day on which Israel was liberated; Surrender of Jerusalem to the Jordanian Arab Legion within two weeks of the news about the proclamation of the statehood; Intention behind the campaign of newspapers to remember Deir Yassin, an Arab village dominating the road to Jerusalem; Opinion that the settlement for problem between Palestinians and Israelis has been a geographically and symbolically cohesive country.


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