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  1948 Arab-Israeli War
The 1948 Arab-Israeli War is called the War of Independence by Israelis and al Naqba, the catastrophe, by Arabs.
In December 1948, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 194 which declared that "refugees wishing to return to their homes and live in peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so" and that "compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." It was summarily ignored by Israel.
During the al-Aqsa Intifada incited by the PLO after the failure of the Camp David 2000 Summit, the attendance at the demonstrations against Israel have increased exponentially.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/1/19/1948_arab_israeli_war.html   (2571 words)

  
 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages.
Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
www.un.org /Overview/rights.html   (1587 words)

  
  The War of Independence, 1948 - The Peace FAQ
On May 14, 1948, against all the odds, the modern state of Israel was reborn.
Exiled from Palestine, the Jewish people remained, faithful to it in all countries of their dispersion, never ceasing to pray and hope for their return and the restoration of their national freedom.
In 1948, after the UN voted to give Israel statehood, Jordan and 6 other Arab countries invaded the reborn Jewish homeland, despite the fact that those Arab states were not directly affected by Israel's rebirth.
www.peacefaq.com /warindep.html   (1493 words)

  
  1948 Arab-Israeli War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1948 Arab-Israeli War is referred to as the "War of Independence" (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) or as the "War of Liberation" (Hebrew: מלחמת השחרור) by Israelis.
In 1948 Egypt was able to put a maximum of around 40,000 men into the field, 80 per cent of its military-age male population being unfit for military service and its embryonic logistics system being limited in its ability to support ground forces deployed beyond its borders.
On May 26, 1948, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) was officially established and the Haganah, Palmach and Etzel were dissolved into the army of the young Jewish state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1948_Arab-Israeli_War   (7913 words)

  
 1948 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar).
June 20 - U.S.Congress: Commencement of Congressional Recess for the remainder of 1948 after an overtime session closed on this Saturday at 0700 D.C. time (to be shortly interrupted by Truman's recall from Congressional recess for July 20, 1948).
December 31 - 1948 Arab-Israeli War: Israeli troops drive Egyptians from Negev.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1948   (2502 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: The War of Independence, 1948
On May 14, 1948, against all the odds, the modern state of Israel was reborn.
Exiled from Palestine, the Jewish people remained, faithful to it in all countries of their dispersion, never ceasing to pray and hope for their return and the restoration of their national freedom.
In 1948, after the UN voted to give Israel statehood, Jordan and 6 other Arab countries invaded the reborn Jewish homeland, despite the fact that those Arab states were not directly affected by Israel's rebirth.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/warindep.html   (1378 words)

  
 Arab Israeli War 1948, Ted Thornton, NMH, Northfield Mount Hermon
On March 10, 1948, the Jewish defense force Haganah issued "Plan D ("Dalet") which it claimed constituted a plan for the defense of the newly emerging state of Israel, but which Palestinians claimed laid out the concrete steps of the Zionist plan to subject Palestine to an ethnic cleansing of Arabs.
On April 9, 1948, the Irgun, one of whose commanders is Menachem Begin, and the Stern Gang, commanded by Yitzak Shamir, stormed the Arab village of Deir Yasin.
On June 1, 1948, the brand new state of Israel (barely two weeks old) was threatened with civil war.
www.nmhschool.org /tthornton/mehistorydatabase/1948_arab.htm   (1499 words)

  
 1948 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The surprising Cleveland Indians won their second pennant in 1948 after beating the Boston Red Sox in an 8-3 playoff for the American League championship.
The result was a 4-3, Game 6 clincher that showcased the diversity of the onetime infielder who had broken into the majors as a third baseman and played center field for Cleveland in Feller's no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 1946.
On October 9, 1948, a new World Series single game attendance record was set during Game 4 when 81,897 fans packed Cleveland Stadium.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1948ws.shtml   (1044 words)

  
 Rope (1948)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Some of the slang is dated (but charming), and such elements as a cigarette case could never play a part in a movie made today, but even with these few period references it seems to be a very modern film.
The subject matter was horrifying and shocking for 1948, but is rather less so now, as we are unfortunately used to seeing gore and mindless violence.
It doesn't have the simplistic filmmaking style of the forties and yet it springs from that era, not fitting in with anything else from the period, decades ahead of its time.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0040746   (1073 words)

  
 The :30 Second Candidate: Historical Timeline: 1948
In the election of 1948, incumbent President Harry S. Truman was far behind Republican nominee Thomas Dewey in polls and popular perception.
His election in 1948 ranks as the greatest surprise in American political history, and in some ways served as the last hurrah for a style of campaigning that would become increasingly rare in the television age.
Although there were fewer than a half million televisions in use in 1948, Reeves felt that careful ad placement in key districts could make the difference in a close race.
www.pbs.org /30secondcandidate/timeline/years/1948.html   (230 words)

  
 Timeline 1948
1948 Jan 7, Kenny Loggins, singer (and Messina-This is it, Footloose), was born in Everett, WA.
1948 Jul 28, In Ludwigshafen, Germany, the I.G. Farben chemical plant exploded due to a vapor explosion from dimethyl ether and 182/209 died.
1948 Nov 14, Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne of England, was born.
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 1948   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
December, 1948 Los Angeles CA Vicki Draves, IAAC's Olympic Games diving champion, is shown executing a back dive from the high board.
1948 London, England: U.S.A. coach Fred Cady chats with (L-R) Juno Stover, Pat Elsener, Vicki Draves and (white swim suit on steps) Zoe Ann Olsen, They were practicing twists and half-gaynors at the Wembley Pool prior to their Olympic events.
1948 Olympic Games, Sammy lee wins the High Diving event, At left is Bruce Harlan who scored in second place.
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 1948
Anon (1948) Arrangements for the speedy release of Netherlands money and property held by, or for, the Custodian of Enemy Property in the United Kingdom.
Caplins, S.M. and Steward, F.C. (1948) Effects of coconut milk on the growth of explants from carrot root.
Sauer, C.O. (1948) Colima of New Spain in the sixteenth century.
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 ::Israel and the 1948 War::
In May 1948, Israel became an independent state after Israel was recognised by the United Nations as a country in its own right within the Middle East.
The scene was set for almost perpetual conflict between the Arab nations and Israel that culminated in the 1956, 1967 and 1973 wars.
The 1948 war, which the Israelis referred to as the "War of Independence", claimed 6,000 Israeli lives — but this was only 1% of the nation’s population.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /israel_and_the_1948_war.htm   (721 words)

  
 The Games - London 1948   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A year after the war ended, London was once again selected, this time to host the 1948 Olympics.
The number of male competitors was down slightly, from 3,738 to 3,714, but the number of women increased from 328 to 385.
A 30-year-old mother of two children, Blankers-Koen won individual gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 80-meter hurdles, and won a fourth gold running the anchor leg on Holland's 400-meter relay team.
www.olympics.org.uk /thegames/past/london48.asp   (656 words)

  
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So, in 1948 when London again hosted at short notice, and despite the darkness of the preceding years and the rebuilding of much of the city's infrastructure, there was an overwhelming desire for a celebration of the human spirit.
London 1948 saw a new record set, with 59 countries competing in 136 events.
Among the innovations were the first use of both starting blocks in the sprints and, at the other end of the straights, the photo finish, with the new technology even deciding the winner in the 100m final.
www.london2012.org /en/country/heritage/1948.htm   (431 words)

  
 Oldsmobile Club of Australia, Oldsmobile in Australia , The '46 to '48 Ace
1948 - narrow rectangular shape and mounted vertically on the rear fenders (mudguards) - a round reflector is incorporated in the tail light frame.
By 1948 GM-H was getting ready to release their own "Holden" car so this was to be the last year that Holden's would build a body in Australia for an Olds.
A luxury model with the in line 8 cylinder engine was designated the "98" and in 1948 this model was the first Oldsmobile to receive what was titled "Futuramic" styling that was primarily for the 1949 model range.
home.vicnet.net.au /~oldsclub/acehist.html   (1185 words)

  
 1948 Arab-Israeli War at AllExperts
The 1948 Arab-Israeli War, called the "War of Independence" (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) by Israelis and "al Nakba" (Arabic: النكبة, "the catastrophe") by Arabs, was the first in a series of wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
In an official cablegram from the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States to the UN Secretary-General on May 15, 1948, the Arab states publically proclaimed their aim of a "United State of Palestine" in place of the Jewish and Arab, two-state, UN Plan.
On May 26, 1948, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) was officially established and the Haganah, Palmach and Etzel were dissolved into the army of the young Jewish state.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1948_Arab-Israeli_War.htm   (4397 words)

  
 Magnum Search results for: ISRAEL. 1948. Settlers and the Arab-Israeli War.
The ship was carrying much neede weapons to the Irgun, the Jewish underground army.It was forbidden to carry arms outside the official army, the Haganah.
Tel Aviv beachfront.1948, Colonel Moshe DAYAN and Colonel Ytzhak SADEH, armored brigade leader, on a hotel terrace overlooking the sea.Colonel Sadeh fought in the Army of the Czar, in the Red Army during the Revolution, and was one of the original founders of the Palmach, the Hebrew defense force.
During the war against the Arabs, Sadeh led his force on a strike deep into Egyptian territory.In his youth, he was a Greco Roman wrestler and in his spare time he writes plays.
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 The 1948 War
Powerful Arab interests, both inside and outside Palestine, are defying the resolution of the General Assembly and are engaged in a deliberate effort to alter by force the settlement envisaged therein.
This is not the first time that the Arab states, which organized the invasion of Palestine, have ignored a decision of the Security Council or of the General Assembly.
During the summer of 1948, Count Folke Bernadotte was sent by the UN to Palestine to mediate a truce and try to negotiate a settlement.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/1948_War.html   (1639 words)

  
 American Experience | Truman | Special Features
In his nomination speech at the Democratic national convention, held in Philadelphia that July, Truman rallied a weary crowd by hammering the Republicans with the charge that their 1948 platform was built only for the purposes of the election.
When the official phase of Truman's 1948 campaign began, the president repeated the whistlestop strategy he had honed on his trip to California in the spring.
But for Truman, perhaps the most triumphant moment of 1948 was yet to come.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/truman/sfeature/sf_ppolitics.html   (743 words)

  
 The 1948 War
Powerful Arab interests, both inside and outside Palestine, are defying the resolution of the General Assembly and are engaged in a deliberate effort to alter by force the settlement envisaged therein.
This is not the first time that the Arab states, which organized the invasion of Palestine, have ignored a decision of the Security Council or of the General Assembly.
During the summer of 1948, Count Folke Bernadotte was sent by the UN to Palestine to mediate a truce and try to negotiate a settlement.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/History/1948_War.html   (1639 words)

  
 Press Release - U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)
At midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed a new State of Israel.
The U.S. delegates to the UN and top-ranking State Department officials were angered that Truman released his recognition statement to the press without notifying them first.
On May 15, 1948, the first day of Israeli Independence and exactly one year after UNSCOP was established, Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.
www.classbrain.com /artteenst/publish/article_118.shtml   (723 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Montana 1948: A Novel: Books: Larry Watson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A young Sioux woman tossing with fever on a cot; a father begging his wife for help; a mother standing uncertainly in her kitchen with a 12-gauge shotgun: from these fragments of memory, evoked by the narrator as the novel opens, Watson builds a simple but powerful tale.
It is Montana in 1948, and young David Hayden's father, Wesley, is sheriff of their small town--a position he inherited from his domineering father.
IN 1948 my father was serving his second term as sheriff of Mercer County, Montana.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671507036?v=glance   (2055 words)

  
 Election of 1948
Republican prospects for the 1948 presidential race appeared to be excellent.
The Democrats had been in power for almost 16 years and the public seemed to be tiring of the New Deal and its abundant inefficiencies.
The campaign of 1948 was a study in contrasts.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h898.html   (848 words)

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