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Who’s Afraid to Reveal the Palestinian ‘Secrets’ of 1948?

When the Israel State Archives refuses to release material looted from the Palestinians on the pretext that this would “undermine national security,” it’s clear that this is cover for a completely different fear

שי חזקני
Shay Hazkani
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שי חזקני
Shay Hazkani

You’ve doubtless wondered at some point, as I have, what kind of Arab state the Palestinians envisioned in 1948 if they had won the war. What were their plans? Where did they intend to build their version of the Ayalon Highway? Did they also want to dry up the Hula swamp to make more agricultural land available?

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