The End of the Mandate and the Nakba

Film of Britain in Palestine, 1917-1948

Britain, Israel and Jordan in the 1948 war

From 1920 to 1948 Britain held the mandate over Palestine. From the beginning, Britain pursued a pro-Zionist policy which facilitated the Zionist takeover of Palestine. The cornerstone of mandatory policy was to deny representative institutions until the Jews became a majority.

Book review: We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I by Raja Shehadeh

In We Could Have been Friends… two books are intertwined, the first personal, the second being an examination of the father’s resistance against all outside masters. These stories are a revelation to those of us who study Britain’s seminal role in the fate of the Palestinians.

Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility –

Two day Balfour Project conference on The Collapse of the British Mandate & Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now. May 17-18 2022

Burying the Nakba: How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of Arabs

Classified Docs Reveal Massacres of Palestinians in ’48 – and What Israeli Leaders Knew

Testimonies continue to pile up, documents are revealed, and gradually a broader picture emerges of the acts of murder committed by Israeli troops during the War of Independence. Minutes recorded during cabinet meetings in 1948 leave no room for doubt: Israel’s leaders knew in real time about the blood-drenched events that accompanied the conquest of the Arab villages.

Strangers in My House’: Letters an Expelled Palestinian Sent David Ben-Gurion in 1948, Revealed

Mass Palestinian grave at popular Israeli beach, Veterans confess

Israeli fighters at the 1948 battle in Tantura, a coastal village, finally come clean about the mass killing of Arabs that took place after the Palestinians’ surrender.

This is the biggest myth about Israel and the Nakba

It is one of the most enduring myths surrounding the 1948 war: The epic battle between a fearsome Arab Goliath and a new-born Israel to liberate Palestine. And it’s a fable that continues to inflict harm today.