This thorough article by Matt Plen,Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism in the UK, provides a relatively balanced overview of the historical background, timeline, major battles and outcomes of Israel’s War of Independence and the civil war which preceded it. The author is careful to note how the classic Zionist and Palestinian narratives interpret major events of the war, such as the cause of Israel’s victory and the Arab refugee crisis. An excellent resource for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of this aspect of the Arab-Israeli conflict, this article is from My Jewish Learning, a website empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more.
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